Of course, that closing argument comes too late for many in a state with extensive early voting.
Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, is facing former U.S. Rep. Rob DeSantis, a Republican, in what has become a hotly contested and high-profile race involving allegations of race-baiting and corruption.
Gillum has led by one to four points in nearly every statewide poll since mid-summer.
DeSantis is up with white voters 54 percent to 44 percent but Gillum takes 99 percent of black votes with only 1 percent of them for the Republican.
"Under mayor Gillum's leadership, Tallahassee is the most crime-ridden city in the entire state of Florida", DeSantis said.
DeSantis invoked a shooting that targeted congressional Republicans two years ago when a gunman opened fire on some of the politicians preparing for the annual congressional baseball game.
DeSantis flashed anger when the reporter recited controversial statements by Daniel Horowitz, a conservative activist, at whose conference the congressman spoke.
"How the hell am I supposed to know every single statement someone makes?" "I am not gonna bow down to the altar of political correctness. I'm certainly not gonna take anything from Andrew Gillum". "First of all, he has got neo Nazis helping him out in the state", Gillum said.
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He said he released his receipts from his travel to NY and Costa Rica that are being reviewed by the Florida Commission on Ethics, and criticized DeSantis for withholding receipts from the Naples Daily News for travel through his congressional office.
"Well, hello there! I is the negro, Andrew Gillum, and I be askin' you to make me governor of this here state of Florida", the minute-long call begins, according to a recording obtained by the Post. "I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist", Gillum said in a retort that quickly went viral.
The FBI is investigating whether the city directed redevelopment funds at specific projects to favor friends and acquaintances. We did go see Hamilton.
Yet text messages included in the records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times call that claim into question.
The investigation, which started in 2015, involved a trio of undercover FBI agents posing as wealthy businessmen eager to do business in Florida. At the debate Wednesday, he said he "should have asked more questions" about where the tickets came from, his first admission of error over the trip.
The Hamilton ticket isn't the only part of this FBI investigation scandal.
"That is what corruption is ..."
"My opponent is advocating policies that haven't worked anywhere else they've been tried", DeSantis said. At FIU, U.S. Sen.
"You want to talk about division?" he said.
The sparring, to some extent, obscured stark differences on the issues.