Florida gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum is drawing big-bucks support from major Democratic donors, including Jewish billionaire George Soros and his son, Alex Soros.
Gillum is now the Democratic mayor of Tallahassee. He will face a crowded field of candidates vying for Florida’s governorship in 2018. The incumbent governor, Republican Rick Scott, is barred by term limits from running for reelection.
A campaign committee supporting Gillum has received $100,000 in recent weeks from George Soros, according to a report in the Palm Beach Post. Alex Soros gave $50,000. Other major donors to the pro-Gillum effort include Norman Lear and Jane Fonda, according to the Post’s report.
If elected, Gillum, 37, would be the first black governor of the state.
This story "Soros Father, Son Give To Florida Pol Running For Gov." was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.