The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.

August 31, 2018 AT 3:00 AM

Congressman Ron DeSantis, the GOP nominee for Florida governor, talking about his Democratic opponent, Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state's first black governor. Democrats accused DeSantis of using "monkey" as a racial slur.