ORLANDO, Fla. -- Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum is running to be Florida’s next governor.
He has been mayor of Tallahassee since 2014, and he became the youngest person in history to be elected to Tallahassee’s city commission.
In an interview with Political Connection’s Ybeth Bruzual, Gillum spoke about campaign funding, including contributions from Forward Florida, and an even larger contribution from investor and businessman George Soros.
“Is Soros trying to take over Florida by buying into the governor's mansion?” Bruzual asked Gillum.
“No,” Gillum quickly said. “I will tell you who is trying to take over Florida, and that's the big corporate entities who are interested in buying lawmakers who are going to do their bidding and not the bidding of everyday people.”
Gillum then went on to describe his pride in his background, highlighting the fact that unlike his fellow democratic candidates, he is not a millionaire.
“I've got a benefit from the support of all people, and I'm proud to have over 20,000 contributions from people all around the state and around this nation who believe that we deserve an opportunity to be able to compete,” Gillum said.
To hear some of Gillum’s responses, watch the video above.
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