Jimmy Buffett endorses Dem in Florida governor race
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Jimmy Buffett is taking a break from vacay mode in “Margaritaville” to endorse a Democrat in Florida’s gubernatorial race.

The “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer endorsed Gwen GrahamGwendolyn GrahamJimmy Buffett takes musical shots at Trump during concert Jimmy Buffett hosting free Florida concert to support Gillum, Nelson Overnight Energy: Warren bill would force companies to disclose climate impacts | Green group backs Gillum in Florida gov race | Feds to open refuge near former nuke site MORE, saying in a Monday statement from her campaign that she has a “heart for people” and a “passion for the Sunshine state.”

“She’ll protect our precious natural environment, ensure we have strong public schools and affordable health care,” Buffett, 71, said.


“It’s been too long since we have had a Governor for all the people. For that reason, I am supporting my friend, Democrat Gwen Graham, for governor and I encourage ya’ll to do the same,” the performer added.

Buffett, an environmental activist, fundraised for Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE in the 2016 White House race. He’ll be performing at a get-out-the-vote rally for Graham later this month in Florida, according to her campaign.

Graham, a former U.S. representative, will face Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine in an Aug. 28 primary.

“I am proud to have earned his vote on election day, come that Tuesday it’ll be alright,” Graham said of Buffett’s support, playing off a line from one of his classic songs, "Come Monday."

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is challenging incumbent Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonAl Franken says he 'absolutely' regrets resigning Democrats target Florida Hispanics in 2020 Poll: Six Democrats lead Trump in Florida match-ups MORE (D) in November. Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisDeath and destruction: A timeline of Hurricane Dorian How to take politics beyond charges of racism South Carolina gov declares state of emergency after Dorian shifts course MORE (R) is leading the polls for the state's Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to the RealClearPolitics average.