Florida governor: Andrew Gillum’s long campaign brings him to the doorstep of history

TALLAHASSEE — Wearing plastic orange chaps over his blue slacks and a matching helmet, Andrew Gillum bent over a live oak felled onto a nearly empty street and sliced through branches with a chainsaw.

The mayor of Florida’s capital had spent the previous 48 hours shoveling sandbags, monitoring the weather and bouncing from TV interview to TV interview as the most powerful hurricane ever to approach his city roared into North Florida. His run for governor officially on hiatus, here he was in the eerie atmosphere of post-hurricane Tallahassee hacking away at fallen branches while his chief of staff, an aide and a cameraman working for his campaign for governor looked on.

(Read more in TampaBay.com)