Florida Democrats blast Sanders’ Castro comments amid fears he would doom chances against President Trump

“The conventional wisdom and Florida’s voting history suggests Sanders’ embrace of socialism is not going to get him a majority of voters here in Florida,” said Aubrey Jewett, political science professor at the University of Central Florida, citing Andrew Gillum’s loss in the 2018 governor’s race to Trump ally Gov. Ron DeSantis. “And for Democratic candidates down-ticket, a lot of them could say, ‘We’ve got to separate ourselves from the guy at the top.’”