A day before Tuesday’s primary election, some of candidate Philip Levine’s campaign signs were vandalized with swastikas.
Levine, who is Jewish and is a former mayor of Miami Beach, tweeted a photo of the signs, which were posted near 66th St. N and Tyrone Boulevard.
In the tweet, Levine said he “will never be held hostage to hatred, or bigotry, or intolerance. Never.”
As Governor, I will never be held hostage to hatred, or bigotry, or intolerance. Never. All candidates should speak out against this intolerable behavior.
— Mayor Philip Levine (@MayorLevine) August 27, 2018
Fellow Democratic candidates Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene and Andrew Gillum replied and reacted to Levine’s tweet, calling the vandalism “vile” and “hateful.”
I am disgusted by the defacing of one of @MayorLevine’s campaign signs. Bigotry and hatred have no place in this primary, this state, or this country.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) August 27, 2018
I’m saddened to see @MayorLevine’s sign was defaced with such a vile symbol. This behavior is unacceptable, and Floridians should join together to reject it.
— Jeff Greene (@JeffGreeneFL) August 27, 2018