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Gillum Nabs Endorsement While Graham Rolls Out Policy

Gillum’s record as a city commissioner is spotty.

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Zach C. Cohen
June 2, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

State Sen. Bobby Pow­ell (D) en­dorsed Tal­l­a­hassee May­or An­drew Gil­lum (D). (Palm Beach Post)

Rep. Gwen Gra­ham (D) on Thursday “re­af­firm[ed] her sup­port for statewide LGB­TQ pro­tec­tions.” (re­lease)

NOT SO GOOD. “As a Tal­l­a­hassee city com­mis­sion­er, An­drew Gil­lum craf­ted a city con­tract pro­gram that flopped after cost­ing tax­pay­ers up to $320,000 and was forced to shut down amid con­cerns from eth­ics of­fi­cials.” (Politico)

Chris King’s (D) “cam­paign refers to the af­ford­able hous­ing in­vestor as an ‘Or­lando small busi­ness­man,’ while his cam­paign re­leases are datelined ‘Or­lando.’ King’s of­fi­cial cam­paign bio also states that he and his wife ‘are rais­ing their three chil­dren in Or­lando.’ But King … lives in Winter Park, his cam­paign ac­know­ledged. His cam­paign and his busi­ness, El­ev­a­tion Fin­an­cial Group, are also based in Winter Park.” (Or­lando Sen­tinel)

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