Andrew Gillum, who won the Democratic nomination for the governorship of Florida is currently under investigation for corruption. Yep, he’s a Democrat all right. He is running on a platform of raising the corporate tax by 40%, killing jobs, universal healthcare for all and a minimum wage of $15. Gillum is a far left wacko like Ocasio-Cortez. If the people of Florida do the math, they will not like what they see, because they would have to adopt a state income tax to pay for everything, and not a small one either.
A photo obtained by the Democrat shows Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey posing together for a snapshot on a boat ride in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty in August 2016. It was one of several events that weekend arranged for Gillum by Corey and Mike Miller, a purported undercover agent posing as a developer from Atlanta. Miller was also on the boat ride but is not shown in this photo. Mike Sweets, another suspected undercover agent who claimed to be a medical marijuana entrepreneur, was also on the boat. (Photo: Special to the Democrat)
The Daily Caller has more on the investigation.
Gillum has served as the mayor of Tallahassee since 2014. The USA Herold referred to his candidacy as the “far-left choice,” and he has been endorsed by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. In addition to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, Gillum has called for universal health care and increasing corporate taxes.
The FBI launched an investigation into Tallahassee’s city hall and key government players as early as 2015 as part of an on-going corruption probe. Part of the extensive investigation is targeted at Gillum’s longtime friend and former campaign manager, whose restaurant received tax money.
“We expect the city to respond fully and completely to the subpoena and we hope the situation is resolved quickly,” Gillum’s campaign spokesman told The Tallahassee Democrat after city officials received a new round of subpoeans.
Gillum also previously came under fire after failing to disclose more than $400,000 in mortgage debts on his financial disclosure forms.
Gillum is the first male running for elected office while under investigation by the FBI.