“Running to be the next Governor of Florida has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank every voter and volunteer from across the state who shared my vision for Florida. Together, we were able to shine a light on important issues for our state, from providing two years of Pre-K for every 3-and-4-year-old child, to the repeal of Stand Your Ground, and fighting against toxic blue-green algae and red tide. Twenty years of Republican governors have left Florida in a state of emergency, and I’ve been proud to stand up and fight.
I don’t regret a moment or a dollar spent on this election. Having been blessed with great success, there is nothing more important for me than investing time and resources in addressing the problems of Florida’s most vulnerable. I’ll forever be grateful for this summer spent with my kids traveling across this beautiful state, meeting people from all walks of life, sharing ideas, and fighting to create pathways for everyone to thrive.
I want to congratulate Andrew, Chris, Gwen, and Philip on running great races and sharing important ideas for Florida. Now, looking toward the general election, I am proud to get behind our nominee, Andrew Gillum. Andrew is a progressive young leader who brings voice and vision for Florida, and I support him 100 percent. I wish Andrew and all Democrats luck as our party works together to defeat Republicans at the polls in November. Let’s make history, and make Andrew Gillum the next Governor of Florida.”