Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a progressive aligned with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), pulled off a stunning win in Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, edging out former Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.), reports The Hill.
Gillum won the primary with 34 percent of the vote, the Associated Press projected with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Graham, the daughter of former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), won 32 percent of the vote.
He received financial backing from Democratic mega-donors Tom Steyer and George Soros and endorsements from Alec Baldwin and Jane Fonda.
Sanders campaigned alongside Gillum in Tampa and Orlando.
On the campaign trail, Gillum hailed the Bernie favorite's“Medicare for All” and a $15-per-hour minimum wage.
Gillum will face off against Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) in the gubernatorial election in November, pitting a progressive against a hardline conservative backed by President Trump.