Let’s Get Political: Florida, Funerals and Race for Kansas Governor

Emily Reid

National:

In the Florida state primary on Tuesday, Andrew Gillum, the liberal current mayor of Tallahassee, became the first black nominee for governor in the state’s history. Gillum now faces Representative Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee and a vocal Trump supporter. In an interview on Fox News Wednesday morning, DeSantis warns Florida not to “monkey up” the election, which many critics took as a racial slur towards Gillum.

U.S. and Mexico came to a trade deal earlier this week, and President Trump is threatening to leave Canada out of the compromise. U.S. and Canadian officials are meeting this week to agree on a way to keep NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) intact.

Negotiations on NAFTA. (Source: CNN)

Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Meghan McCain were among those who gave eulogies at John McCain’s funeral Saturday. McCain’s body made one last trip to Washington this week to lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

John McCain’s body being carried to his funeral. (Source: USA Today)

Local:

Kansas Governor Jeff Coyler’s former campaign chair, Steve Baccus, has accepted a job with Greg Orman’s campaign. Orman is the third party candidate running for governor against Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Laura Kelly.

Steve Baccus (Source: Wichita Eagle)

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