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Monday, September 10, 2018

Money quickly flows to Gillum committee after Florida gubernatorial nomination

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 9:29 AM

click to enlarge Andrew Gillum gives a speech in Orlando at a Democratic unity rally on Friday, Aug. 31. - PHOTO BY JOEY ROULETTE
  • Photo by Joey Roulette
  • Andrew Gillum gives a speech in Orlando at a Democratic unity rally on Friday, Aug. 31.
A political committee closely tied to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum raised more than $2.3 million in the two days after Gillum won the party’s nomination last week, according to a newly filed finance report.

The committee, known as Forward Florida, received $1 million from the Democratic Governors Association and $1 million from Connecticut businessman and Democratic donor Donald Sussman.

Among other contributions were $10,000 from former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and $5,000 from U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

The report indicates the committee received $2.324 million on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, following Gillum’s upset victory in the Aug. 28 primary.

The committee had more than $2.41 million in cash on hand as of Aug. 31.

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