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Ex-Florida Governor Candidate Andrew Gillum Says He’s Going To Rehab

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Chris O'Meara / Via Sun Sentinel

Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he is going into rehab after he was found by police in a hotel room that had small bags of suspected crystal meth and in the company of a man who had overdosed.

Gillum said in a prepared statement he will be stepping down from “all public facing roles for the foreseeable future.”

Associated Press

Andrew Gillum, who in 2018 came within tens of thousands of votes of becoming Florida governor, was discovered by police at a South Beach hotel early Friday morning in a room with bags of possible methamphetamine and in the company of a man who appeared to have overdosed on drugs, according to a Miami Beach police report.

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press

Despite much-publicized efforts by the Florida Democratic Party and its allies, state data shows Republicans in the swing state are far outpacing Democrats when it comes to the raw number of registered voters.

Who Is Democratic Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer?

Jul 10, 2019
PEDRO PORTAL / MIAMI HERALD

For much of his life in Democratic politics, Tom Steyer has sought to be a kingmaker rather than wear the crown.

The 62-year-old billionaire hedge fund manager-turned-activist is best known for using parts of his sizable fortune to fund a recent carousel of candidates and causes: addressing climate change, impeaching President Donald Trump and backing dozens of progressive politicians around the country, including 2018 Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum.

broward elections
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

Leaders from civil and voters' rights groups in Florida testified before members of Congress Monday in Fort Lauderdale about the barriers that minority groups face when voting in the state. 

The Subcommittee on Elections of the U.S. House held the hearing inside the Broward County Commission chambers to evaluate whether claims of voter suppression need federal action. 

 

Settlement Reached in Gillum Ethics Case

Apr 24, 2019
Associated Press

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum agreed Wednesday to pay a $5,000 fine in a settlement reached with a state ethics-commission attorney, who agreed to drop four of five charges of ethics violations related to trips to Costa Rica and New York, a boat ride around the Statue of Liberty and a ticket to the Broadway hit, “Hamilton.”

An ethics hearing for former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is set for this Wednesday. It examines whether Gillum violated state ethics law.


Daniel Rivero / WLRN

Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum laid out a vision of “registering and engaging” one million new voters across Florida over the next few years at an event in Miami Gardens on Wednesday.

Florida Democrats Look To Regroup, Plot 2020 Course

Jan 31, 2019

As they deal with painful election losses and try to devise a plan for the 2020 presidential election cycle, Florida Democratic Party leaders announced Thursday they have formed a commission to help build an infrastructure that they hope will yield future wins in the nation’s largest swing state.

The commission was formed amid intra-party disagreements about political strategies that should have been avoided or better embraced in the November elections, which included losing races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Report Details Ethics Allegation Against Gillum

Jan 30, 2019

The Florida Commission on Ethics released documents Wednesday supporting the panel’s unanimous finding of probable cause that Andrew Gillum, last year’s Democratic nominee for governor and a former Tallahassee mayor, violated ethics laws with trips to Costa Rica and New York and tickets to the Broadway hit musical, “Hamilton.”

Al Diaz / Miami Herald

An ethics complaint against former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is moving forward after state officials found probable cause Friday that Gillum violated ethics laws by allegedly accepting gifts during trips with lobbyists in 2016.

Though records in the case have not yet been made public by the state Commission on Ethics, Gillum’s lawyer Barry Richard said after the closed-door hearing at the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee that the case would next go before an administrative law judge, likely in the next 45 to 60 days.

Mark Foley / Florida House of Representatives

Upon winning the Florida governor’s race, Ron DeSantis had firmly established himself as an unyielding partisan who’s an ardent defender of President Donald Trump and a relentless prosecutor of his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum. 

But in the two weeks since Election Day, the 40-year-old former congressman has been tinkering with his brand. 

Ron DeSantis Campaign

Nine days after Election Day, and one machine recount later, it is all but official: Ron DeSantis is Florida’s next governor.

Associated Press

Democrat Andrew Gillum has withdrawn his concession in the Florida gubernatorial race following a recount.

"I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote," Gillum said at a press conference in Tallahassee on Saturday.

Sam Turken / WLRN

A backlash to the tightening governor and senate races grew on Friday as dozens of angry Republican voters rallied outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office where provisional ballots were still under review.

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