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California billionaire and political activist Tom Steyer on Thursday endorsed current Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) in the Florida governor’s race, committing $1 million toward Gillum’s effort.
Gillum has played the role of anti-establishment underdog, claiming he was the “true progressive” in the Florida governor’s race. The primary takes place August 28.
The article goes on to state the following:
Steyer’s profile has skyrocketed in the last year thanks to his “Need To Impeach” campaign, which has run television ads nationwide. He and his wife are also now the largest individual donors to Democrats in the nation.
The Californian announced in January he would spend $350 million toward a Democratic takeover of the U.S. House. Despite the promise of lavish funding, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been critical of the “impeach” campaign, while former Obama adviser David Axlerod called Steyer’s campaign a “more of a vanity project than a call to action.”
While Gillum’s personal fundraising has been pedestrian compared to his competitors, George Soros has helped keep his message afloat. According to the most recent figures available from the Florida secretary of state’s office, Soros has donated $450,000 to a PAC called Forward Florida, designed to promote Gillum. With another $50,000 from Soros’s son Alex, the family as a whole has given a half-million dollars to the campaign.
Steyer, meanwhile, is expected also to contribute $500,000 to Forward Florida as part of his endorsement, according to the Daily Beast, which first broke the news.
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