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 GrahamModerate Democrats now in a race against the clock Dear Iowans: Apologies for Sen. Rick Scott's lack of decency Jimmy Buffett takes musical shots at Trump during concert 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 ClintonClintons remember former adviser Vernon Jordan Biden praises Vernon Jordan: He 'knew the soul of America' The parts of H.R. 1 you haven't heard about 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 NelsonThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display Florida Democrats mired in division, debt ahead of 2022 Centrist Democrats pose major problem for progressives MORE (D) in November. Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisPress: CPAC vote was no big win for Trump DeSantis approval ticks upward in new poll Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run MORE (R) is leading the polls for the state's Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to the RealClearPolitics average.