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 Clinton'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates Ocasio-Cortez on Biden: 'I think that he's not a pragmatic choice' 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 NelsonDemocrats target Florida Hispanics in 2020 Poll: Six Democrats lead Trump in Florida match-ups How Jim Bridenstine recruited an old enemy to advise NASA MORE (D) in November. Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisTwo more deputies fired over response to Parkland shooting Democrats target Florida Hispanics in 2020 Florida gov expected to sign bill within days requiring felons to pay court fees before voting: report MORE (R) is leading the polls for the state's Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to the RealClearPolitics average.