Guess which liberal billionaires are bankrolling Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign

Guess which liberal billionaires are bankrolling Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign
Andrew Gillum (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Andrew Gillum, should the name be unfamiliar, is the black Democratic candidate for governor of Florida who was not called a monkey by his Republican opponent.]

Liberal billionaire donors Tom Steyer and George Soros announced Thursday that they’re leading a group of donors making a $650,000 cash infusion into the gubernatorial campaign of Andrew Gillum — a move aimed at showing that Florida’s Democratic Party can be a proving ground for modern progressives.

“He’s a really unusual candidate,” Steyer said of Gillum in an interview with POLITICO. “You can see we don’t often get involved in D-on-D so it must be because we have such high regard for him, for the ideas he represents and what he can do for Florida.”

The sudden cash infusion — which coincides with a pro-Gillum $3.5 million get-out-the-vote effort by a coalition of liberal groups — comes five days before the Aug. 28 primary and follows new polling suggesting that Gillum, Tallahassee’s mayor and the only African-American in the race, is gaining the most traction in the five-candidate Democratic field.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.