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Fri Jun 2, 2017, 08:34 PM Jun 2017

Gillum Stumps Before Tiger Bay

Gillum Stumps Before Tiger Bay
By Tom Flanigan • May 31, 2017

Tallahassee’s Mayor and Candidate for Florida Governor Andrew Gillum brought his stump speech to the Capital Tiger Bay Club today (Wednesday, 5/31).

Although admitting his bid is a bit of a long shot, Gillum insisted he has a chance to take the Democratic primary – and even the governor’s mansion – next year. While self-identifying as being on the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party, Gillum revealed he’s not afraid to take his message to an area known as a hotbed of conservative Republicans. Namely The Villages near Ocala, where he was surprised to find a warm reception and even financial support during a recent rally there.

“And they sent this thing around with a volunteer collecting donations and when that thing made it back to me they had raised nearly $5,000 in $5, $10 and $20 contributions,” he recalled.

Because of that and some high-powered endorsements on the state and even national level, Gillum was optimistic about his chances.

More including link to full length audio of the event: http://news.wfsu.org/post/gillum-stumps-tiger-bay
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I listened to most of this and was very impressed with Andrew Gillum, his ideas and his fire. For any Floridian not familiar with the Tallahassee mayor, this is well worth listening to.

I'm still trying to decide between Gillum and Gwen Graham.

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