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 GrahamFlorida Democrats' midterm fantasy faceoff: DeSantis vs. Demings Moderate Democrats now in a race against the clock Dear Iowans: Apologies for Sen. Rick Scott's lack of decency 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 ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty 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 NelsonElon Musk mocks Biden for ignoring his company's historic space flight How will Biden's Afghanistan debacle impact NASA's Artemis return to the moon? Biden to talk Russia, anti-corruption with Ukraine's president MORE (D) in November. Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisPoll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field Republican politicians: Let OSHA do its job Ben & Jerry's unveils new flavor in support of Cori Bush's public safety reform bill MORE (R) is leading the polls for the state's Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to the RealClearPolitics average.