Andrew Gillum attends several campaign events for ‘Bring it Home’ tour in South Florida

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum was campaigning Thursday in South Florida, where he was joined by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson at his first event of the day.

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  • Date: 2018-10-25T21:49:59+0000
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  • Date: 2018-10-25T06:10:15+00:00
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Texts, emails concerning corruption of Democrat Andrew Gillum released

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has gotten pretty good at answering questions about whether he accepted favors from lobbyists and gifts from undercover FBI agents.

It’s a skill he’s going to need more than ever during the next two weeks if he wants to become Florida governor.

But with early voting just underway, Gillum could be dogged until election day by questions about who paid for what, and whether he’s been lying about his relationships with Tallahassee insiders and fake developers who spent years poking around Tallahassee City Hall in search of corruption.

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Where does Andrew Gillum go from here?

Gillum, who is adamant that nothing in the documents released Tuesday refuted his prior explanations, has steadfastly denied that he has done anything wrong.

He said quickly that he was told he is not under investigation when news broke in June of 2017 that the FBI was exploring deals involving Tallahassee’s community redevelopment agency. When a businessman filed two ethics complaint alleging that Gillum traveled for free with lobbyist friends to Costa Rica and faux developers to New York but failed to disclose it, the mayor again said he was innocent.

Text strings showed that Gillum was likely aware that tickets to the Broadway show Hamilton were paid for by “Mike Miller”, a fake developer who has since been unmasked as an FBI agent. That information differed with his explanation that he got his ticket to Hamilton from his younger brother, Marcus, who he said had traded passes to a Jay Z concert to Corey in exchange for the Broadway seats. The texts also showed that he stayed in a New York hotel room purchased by Miller.

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Text Messages Raise New Questions Over Andrew Gillum’s Lobbyist Connections

MIAMI ‘ Dogged by a state ethics commission investigation into trips he took as mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, has insisted that all of his travel was above board, paid for by himself, his wife or his younger brother.

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But records made public on Tuesday suggest that Mr. Gillum knowingly accepted a ticket to the Broadway show ‘Hamilton’ from men he believed to be businessmen looking to develop property in Tallahassee ‘ but who were actually undercover F.B.I. agents. The records also suggest that a lobbyist friend provided Mr. Gillum and his brother with a hotel room in New York ‘ and possibly paid for much of a vacation the mayor shared in Costa Rica.

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