Former President Barack Obama rallies for Democratic candidates in Miami

Posted at 8:27 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 20:27:32-04

A huge show of support in Miami for democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson at the winning ticket rally. And the man to back them, former President Barack Obama. President Obama brought out the crowds. 

There's no debating Democrats showed up in full force. 

"I think I know the outcome of Tuesday," said Senator Nelson. 

Senator Nelson was the first to address his senate race against his opponent current Florida Governor Rick Scott.  

"I have tried to protect the environment. My opponent has sabotaged the environment and you see the results, green algae, red tide, hashtag red tide Rick," said Nelson.

The crowd broke out in screams for Obama, who told voters America is at a crossroads. 

"In the closing weeks of this election, we have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric designed to make us angry and make us fearful," said President Obama. 

But not everyone liked his message. Two participants were removed from the crowd from causing a disturbance. 

"If you're supporting the other candidates then you should go support the other candidates," said Obama.  
Tallahassee Mayor Gillum running for Florida Governor reminded Democrats of the issues at stake.  

"I want a chance to go to Tallahassee and to take on the NRA," said Gillum. "If you want to shoot a gun that can fire off 60 bullets in 60 seconds you ought to join the military, those weapons have no place in everyday society."

President Obama told rally participants that action is what's needed of them on Tuesday.  

 "Don't just sit back if you don't like what's going on right now. Don't just complain, don't get anxious and freak out, don't throw up your hands in despair, don't boo, don't hashtag, vote," added former President Obama. 

Shortly after the rally, Gillum made a stop in Boynton Beach and then headed to West Palm Beach for a Bring It Home Block Party.