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Andrew Gillum committee upside down $88K through first two weeks of July

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July could be shaping up to be another slow month for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Forward Florida, the political committee backing the Democrat’s 2018 gubernatorial bid, has raised just $10,000 so far this month. The committee received the sole contribution on July 14, according to rolling donation data posted to the committee’s website. During the same time period, the committee spent $98,573, meaning it has spent $88,000 more than it has brought in.

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Florida Democratic Party taps Brice Barnes as new finance director

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The Florida Democratic Party on Thursday announced it will bring Brice Barnes on board to serve as the party’s new finance director. Barnes comes to Florida after years working in North Carolina, previously serving in similar roles with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan — who lost her pivotal swing state Senate seat to Thom Tillis back in November during a difficult mid-term cycle for Democrats — Gov. Bev Purdue and a host of Tar Heel state congressional Dems including Rep. Alma Adams and pop star-turned-candidate Clay Aiken,…

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