The mayor of Tallahassee saw off better-funded rivals to become the Democratic nominee and now has his sights on Trump and the Republicans

Not even an early-morning insult from Donald Trump could wipe the smile from Andrew Gillum’s face as he embraced his first full day as the newly elected and rather unexpected Democratic party candidate for Florida governor.

Just hours after sending a lightning bolt to the heart of the Sunshine State’s political establishment with his historic upset victory over bigger-spending rivals, Gillum, the 39-year-old mayor of Tallahassee who is vying to be the first African American in the governor’s mansion, was already campaigning for November’s election.

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