Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is set to make a major announcement on March 20, according to a website patterned after his gubernatorial campaign slogan, “Bring it Home.”
A video posted to his Twitter account includes clips from his run for governor and ends with chants of “Bring it Home,” which became his rallying cry.
The video is paid for by Forward Florida, Gillum’s statewide political action committee.
It remains unclear what the former Democratic candidate and CNN political pundit has planned following the Miami announcement. Gillum fell to Gov. Ron DeSantis in the November election.
Since then, his name has been bandied about as the Democratic presidential field swells. But Gillum has said he wants to focus on energizing Democratic voters and reversing Republican gains in Florida.
“I see the best and highest contribution that I can make at this time is in taking what we’ve built over the course of 2017 and 2018 and putting that to use and building something more long term in the state of Florida,” Gillum told POLITICO in December 2018.
A hearing, looking into Ethics Commission findings Gillum accepted illegal gifts, including a ticket to “Hamilton,” during trips to New York City and Costa Rica, is scheduled for roughly a month after the announcement. The April 24 hearing was pushed back a day because Gillum is teaching a course at Harvard.
Gillum has denied wrongdoing.
SOURCE: Tallahassee Democrat – Karl Etters