Failed Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum unveiled his plan this week to turn the Sunshine State blue during the 2020 presidential election; announcing a new drive to register 1 million more Democrats in the coming months.
Gillum was speaking with Politico when he confirmed the new initiative; saying “We’re looking at a target of 1 million.”
“We’ve got over 3 million people eligible to vote, and that’s to say nothing of the 1.4 million returning citizens,” he added, referring to former felons now permitted to vote in Florida following a state-wide referendum.
“In 2008, Democrats had an advantage of almost 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans when Obama ran,” Gillum said. “In my last race, that advantage had shrunk to the 260,000 range. It was a very precipitous decline.”
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GILLUM GOES DOWN: Rep. Ron DeSantis Wins Florida’s Race for Governor
Rep. Ron DeSantis is projected to win Florida’s high-stakes Governor’s race; defeating national Democrat Andrew Gillum after months of back-and-forth polling.
“Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, has conceded in his race against Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis,” reports Fox Election Headquarters.
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GILLUM GOES OFF: Dem Candidate for Florida Governor Unloads on ‘PIG’ Donald Trump
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum took his fight against his GOP opponent to the national level this week; unloading on “pig” Donald Trump as his razor-tight race comes down to the wire.
Gillum slammed the Commander-in-Chief on social media after the President called the potential governor a “stone-cold” thief who would like to transform Florida “into Venezuela.”
“I heard @realDonaldTrump ran home to @FoxNews to lie about me. But as my grandmother told me — never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it. So ignore him and vote, Florida!” tweeted Gillum.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 30, 2018
Gillum’s comments come just days after he faced renewed scrutiny over his decision to accept theater tickets from undercover FBI agents “posing as a developer.”
“Well, the FBI offered him tickets at $1,800 apiece and he took them,” Trump told Fox News. “I guess he was posing as a developer or something. The man stone-cold took this stuff. I don’t even think he should be allowed to continue on with the race.”