Black candidates win primaries for governor in 3 states


August 30, 2018

With Andrew Gillum's upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn largely attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump.

Gillum, Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland were all aided in recent months by strong turnout, especially among black voters.

"This moment is defined by the politics of Trump and the Republican Party, which are grounded in bigotry, fear and racism," said Adrianne Shropshire, executive director of Black PAC. "I think voters are responding to that by sho...

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