BREAKING: Democrat Andrew Gillum officially ends bid for Florida governor, congratulates Republican Ron DeSantis

Early Saturday afternoon Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Gubernatorial Candidate conceded the election to his republican opponent Ron Desantis.

The concession comes 11 days after his election night concession that he later rescinded in favor or a recount.

Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night, but retracted it after the margin between the two candidates narrowed. The race went to a legally required recount, but after an initial machine recount, DeSantis still led Gillum by more than 30,000 votes.

In his Facebook post, Gillum said that “although nobody wanted to be governor more than me, this was not just about an election cycle.”

“This was about creating the kind of change in this state that really allows for the voices of everyday people to show up again in our government and our state and our communities,” he said. “We know that this fight continues in spite of the outcome of this election, R.J. and I are committing ourselves alongside each and every one of you.”

In response to Gillum’s concession, DeSantis tweeted: “This was a hard-fought campaign. Now it’s time to bring Florida together.”

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