"That is what corruption is, when you get something you shouldn't have had, and then you give something to people who are trying to influence you".
When debate moderator Todd McDermott brought up Horowitz to DeSantis in the previous question, the former Republican congressman interrupted him - no question was ever posed aloud - to suggest he was unaware of the provocateur's racist past.
"Well, hello there. I is the negro Andrew Gillum and I'll be askin' you to make me governor of this here state of Florida", the voice says.
Gillum was quick to point out DeSantis' apparent tactics.
Gillum called the controversy over the tickets a "side show".
During a stormy debate with DeSantis last week, Gillum described himself as "hard-working" and insisted he had received the ticket from his brother.
Gillum maintains that he received the tickets as a gift from his brother and as such it did not need to be reported. The text messages show he knew it came from Mike Miller, who he didn't know was an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent at the time. "I'll leave you by saying, in the words our friends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue".
"These messages only confirm what we have said all along", Gillum claimed.
President Donald Trump's approval rating in Florida is 53 percent, according to the survey, which helps Republican candidates in the Sunshine State on Election Day.
On Tuesday afternoon Chris Kise, an attorney for former city lobbyist Adam Corey, released more than 100 pages of records that were subpoenaed by the Florida Commission on Ethics. "I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist", Gillum said in a retort that quickly went viral. "Go get a family member, a coworker, a friend, and get them out to vote for Ron DeSantis", Pence said.
"Awesome news about Hamilton", Gillum replied.
While the Hamilton tickets have gotten the most attention, the emails and text messages also outline Gillum's close connections to Adam Corey, a lobbyist who was Gillum's campaign treasurer when he ran for mayor. The other is a 2016 trip to Costa Rica.
The Hamilton ticket isn't the only part of this FBI investigation scandal.
"Gillum shined on the stage, won the moments in the debate ... and DeSantis didn't change the race", Schale wrote in a blog post on the state of the race.
The records also include information on other trips involving Corey and Gillum and include texts between "Mike Miller" and Corey about setting up meetings with Gillum. A trip for that company is the reason Gillum was originally on the trip to NY.
"I remember having to wait for the free dental clinic to come through my neighborhood to have my teeth cleaned". One, Jacob Engels, a contributor to the far-right conspiracy website Infowars, shouted that Gillum is "a radical Jew hater who supports mob violence", drawing a loud chorus of boos from the crowd.