Andrew Gillum now has two billionaires behind him in his bid to beat three millionaires and a billionaire in the Democratic primary for Florida's governor.
Late Thursday, Tom Steyer NextGen America announced that it is supporting Gillum and investing $ 1 million in its campaign, including a $ 500,000 donation from Steyer to Gillum's Political Committee, Forward Florida.
"While we fight for the heart and soul of this nation, Andrew Gillum is the one who needs someone on the front line," Steyer said in a statement, "He's someone we can trust to do the right thing Doing so, putting people before the powerful, and not afraid to stand up for justice, need it most, and those who are willing to act courageously and commit themselves to what is right are those who will shape the political landscape of the country, and so we are taking this unprecedented step to ensure that Andrew represents the Democratic Party in November. "
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NextGen's relationship with Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, dates back to Gillum's time as managing director of the Young Elected Officials Network Bil Gillum's is a continuation of a NextGen policy in Florida in this election cycle, which began in March when the organization announced it spent $ 3.5 million on the enrollment and participation of young voters.
Gillum already had the approval of George Soros a billionaire Democratic donor who got an exclamation on Thursday together with Steyer during a Fox News governor debate at the Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam that the two men are trying to kidnap Florida policy.
At least they hope to advance Gillum in the polls and help him offset a financial disadvantage against his four Democrats opponents, Gwen Graham Jeff Greene Chris King and Philip Levine .