By Marc Caputo (Politico) –
Andrew Gillum fell into money. Ron DeSantis fell off the radar.
In the wake of the racially charged atmosphere that kicked off the general election campaign for Florida governor, the two contenders headed in starkly different directions.
Gillum became a national figure overnight and was interviewed by and mentioned in the national media so frequently that his campaign had trouble tracking his mentions as the cash rolled in: $3 million between Election Day and Sunday, when the Florida Democratic Party’s first African-American nominee for governor appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union” and MSNBC’s “AM Joy.”