REPORT: Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Used Mayoral Expense Account for Campaign Trips

A new report issued by Politico shows that Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum used his Mayoral expense account from Tallahassee to fund trips across the state.


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum was visiting potential campaign donors to talk about his run for governor when he used an official Tallahassee mayor’s office expense account to pay for a private flight that ferried him there, according to documents released Monday.

Gillum paid for the Feb. 12, 2016, round-trip flight from Tallahassee to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport with an official mayor’s office expense account, the Tallahassee Democrat reported last year.

Emails included in the records show Leach offered Corey and Gillum the use of Southport’s plane to travel to the lunch.

“Do you want the plane to bring you guys down and back?” Leach wrote to Corey.

Corey replied, “Yes please.”

The documents included a briefing that called the event a “Meet and Greet with Tampa Donors.” Emails also show that Corey and Leach finalized the plans to accommodate Gillum’s wishes.

“Adam, can you give me a sense of the time of day we’d be targeting on Friday, February 12th?” Gillum wrote to Corey a month before the event. “I would like to make this work but need to know a little more about Peter’s availability.

“Does lunch on that day work?” Gillum added.

Gillum recently may have had an undercover FBI agent pay for one of his campaign fundraisers unknowingly.

You can read the full story via Politico

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