Andrew Gillum ’s Focus Is On Getting Floridians Registered Ahead Of 2020 Election
Former gubernatorial candidate hopes registering voters could lead to flipping Florida and removing Trump from White House
Andrew Gillum, 2018's runner-up in Florida's gubernatorial race, has expanded registration efforts in the state of Florida in hopes of leading Democrats to future victories in the state.
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"Right now, I’m focused on dedicating all my efforts to help register and reengage 1 million voters and flip Florida blue," said Andrew Gillum to Blavity. “While I may not be in the ballot in 2020, everything we fight for is in the ballot: human rights, clean air, and clean water, our children’s schools, working conditions, gun safety, healthcare are all on the ballot.”
"We need to connect with our communities and continue to build the progressive infrastructure that will allow us to stop Donald Trump and take back our state in 2020 and beyond,” said Gillum.While Gillum has made pushes for future Democrats to win in the state, a federal investigation of his 2018 campaign and business ties could make it more difficult for him to be that Democrat.
“We ran an open and honest campaign. A campaign powered by thousands of volunteers and supporters. A campaign that captured imaginations and earned over 4 million votes,” Gillum said to the Tampa Bay Times. “When you run a campaign that puts the power in the hands of the people and fights for change, it inevitably invites close scrutiny, regardless of the facts.”The Tampa Bay Times obtained a copy of the subpoena requesting information dating back to January 2015 about Gillum, his 2018 gubernatorial campaign and his political committee, Forward Florida.
Sharon Lettman-Hicks, a senior adviser to Gillum, linked the investigation of Gillum and the investigators of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate together in a private Facebook post obtained by Tampa Bay Times.