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Andrew Gillum announces a dozen endorsements from local leaders

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Add a dozen more local government officials to the list of Floridians backing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for governor. Gillum’s campaign announced 12 new local endorsements, bringing the the total number of endorsements to nearly 20 in the month since he announced his 2018 gubernatorial bid. In a joint statement released by the Gillum campaign, elected officials said they were backing Gillum because he “has the experience and vision to make life better for every one of our constituents.” “Mayor…

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Andrew Gillum is “real deal” for governor, supporters say

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The push to draft Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to run for governor has picked up two more supporters. Mayor Lauren Poe of Gainesville and Mayor Eric Jones of West Park hopped on the bandwagon Thursday. Gillum, a 37-year-old Democrat, has been the capital’s mayor since 2014. He first was a city commissioner, the youngest person ever elected to that body. “As mayors from across the state of Florida, we know the importance of having a governor who understands the needs of…

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