Skip to comments.Who Is Andrew Gillum?
Posted on 09/07/2018 10:37:52 AM PDT by SJackson
A closer look at the politics of the Democratic candidate for Florida governor.
A few days ago, 39-year-old Andrew Gillum the Tallahassee, Florida mayor who proudly embraces the socialist political and economic agenda of Bernie Sanders won his party's gubernatorial primary race in that state. This sets the stage for November, when Gillum will face Republican Ron DeSantis in the election for governor. Gillum's campaign has been endorsed not only by Sanders, but also by Our Revolution, an activist organization that explicitly promotes the Vermont senator's agenda.
Gillum has a long history of political activism that stretches back to his school days. When he was enrolled at Florida A&M University, for instance, he was very active in the Student Government Association. In early 2000, Gillum helped organize a large March on Tallahassee to protest Governor Jeb Bush's 1999 executive order abolishing affirmative action in state university admissions and state contracting. To reward Gillum's activism vis-a-vis this and other matters, the Center for Policy Alternatives recognized him as the nation's top student leader in 2001.
In 2002, Gillum became the Florida Field Organizer with the People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF), spearheading its Arrive With 5 initiative a pro-Democrat voter-mobilization campaign whereby young people pledged to bring five additional voters with them to the polls on Election Day.
In 2003, the Florida Democratic Party recruited Gillum to serve as its interim Political Director, but before long he returned to his previous position with PFAWF. Also in 2003, Gillum was elected to the Tallahassee City Council, a post he would hold for the next 11 years.
In late 2004, Gillum, in addition to his City Council duties, became the National Deputy Director of PFAWF's Young People For program, a campus-based initiative designed to develop young leftist leaders across the United States. In 2006 he established the Young Elected Officials Network, which had a similar mission. The leading funder of this organization was George Soros's Open Society Institute. Soros, of course, is the multi-billionaire who has long bankrolled a myriad of far-left causes.
In 2014, Gillum was elected Mayor of Tallahassee. Two years later, he was given a platform from which to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
On a variety of key political issues, Gillman:
Gillum also has released a video demanding that President Trump be impeached because he allegedly obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey.
The two leading individual donors to Gillum's 2018 campaign have been George Soros and another left-wing billionaire, Tom Steyer. Scarcely two weeks ago, Soros, who already had contributed $1 million to Gillums Forward Florida political committee, announced that he was giving $250,000 more. And Steyer, who had previously funneled $500,000 to Forward Florida, pledged another $300,000. Im obviously deeply appreciative of Mr. Soros, as well as Mr. Steyer, both men who Ive known them for some time, said Gillum. The most recent Soros/Steyer donations coincided with a $3.5 million get-out-the-vote effort by a coalition of pro-Gillum leftist organizations.
In addition to his political activities, Gillum also serves as a Board of Directors member with the New World Foundation, a far-left entity that was once chaired by none other than Hillary Clinton.
MAKE FLORIDA VENEZUELA !!
Gillum, Baybee !,
Gillum sounds very dangerous.
A leftist ideologue, who has earned a living his entire life off agitation and politics, and never once real-world job or experience to temper his radicalism.
While Gillian is a lightweight compared to Obama, the resume sounds similar.
“Gillum sounds very dangerous.”
The men financing him are very dangerous!
Obama was nothing without the people that brought him to power.
He’s under investigation by the FBI, a badge of honor for ‘Rats these days, and crime statistics in Florida were up, until Big Media began supporting the POS.
Andrew Gillum is the new face of the Democrat Party. The far left has taken control of the Democrats and we should expect to see more leftists like him.
I remain hopeful that Republicans will come out in force in November and send Gillum to the trash pile.
We also need to be thinking about the remaining moderate Democrats. Will the moderate Democrats vote for Gillum or will they stay at home?
“The men financing him are very dangerous!”
Yes, soros for one.
I'm shocked I tell you - shocked.
Count on massive voter fraud with this election... Gillum will poll low - just like he did in the primary - then he'll win if we don't seed the roles with fake names so we can arrest the folks "voting" the dead and nonexistent...
I'm shocked I tell you - shocked.
Count on massive voter fraud with this election... Gillum will poll low - just like he did in the primary - then he'll win if we don't seed the rolls with fake names so we can arrest the folks "voting" the dead and nonexistent...
Who is Andrew Gillum?
Didn’t he play the Widow’s kid in the John Wayne movie “ The Shootist”?
Hummmm.... Your description could apply to a number of demoncraps with Obama at the top of the list.
Socialism is the fastest way to get very rich if you are a top officeholder. It is always very corrupt as one must have government permission to do anything at all. Bureaucrats and LEOs have to be paid off at every turn and this is America where such bribery will be impoverishingly expensive. The bribes will come on top os ever higher official fees.
What are Gillum’s positions on Israel and the Palestinians?
Does it matter? The liberal Jews in Florida will still vote for him.
Don’t think he’s had much to say in the past. In the last few days he’s said he’d support anti BDS legislation. He’ll have to change that if he wants support from the far left.
The fact that this clown is actually a viable candidate is very disturbing.
Andrew Gillum and his running mate (Chris King) could make Alexandra Cortez look like a moderate...
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