Billionaire political activist Tom Steyer is committing another $2 million in funding to support the gubernatorial candidacy of Andrew Gillum, the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee who surprised the political establishment by winning the party’s nomination in August.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) says he has done all he can to help victims of Hurricane Michael and will focus on campaigning in the coming days and weeks.
Democrats reversed course in the race to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.) this week after Donna Shalala’s campaign announced a Fidel Castro sympathizer would headline a fundraiser.
Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D., Fla.) former spokesman and current adviser Dan McLaughlin criticized Gov. Rick Scott (R., Fla.) for being absent on the campaign trail and “hid[ing] from voters” while attending to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) on Wednesday sent out an email encouraging people to donate money for hurricane disaster relief with a list of nonprofit groups that provide aid, but he did not disclose that the links for each group direct users to the website of ActBlue, an organization that helps Democrats raise money and saves donor emails for future fundraising efforts.
A campaign staffer for Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, was let go after his social media posts calling for Donald Trump’s execution resurfaced.
Democratic representative Alcee Hastings (Fla.) has officially brought a convicted money launderer onto his full-time staff after paying the individual for “part-time” work over the past several years.
Billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer will be pouring more than $5.2 million into the Florida gubernatorial race to back Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee.