Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum released his fundraising numbers for April and his campaign suggests the numbers show “momentum” building for his candidacy.
Gillum’s campaign actually raised less than a half million dollars in April. A total of $333,500 was raised by his political committee, Forward Florida, with another $114,211 raised by the campaign itself.
That is a total of $447,711 for April and a $100,000 more than Gillum raised in March.
“With a little less than four months to go in the Democratic Primary to go, our campaign is catching fire at the right time,” said Geoff Burgan, Gillum’s campaign communications director. “Andrew’s strong performance in the FOX13 debate, coupled with growing grassroots enthusiasm, make this month’s fundraising total particularly telling for our momentum. We’re on track to have the resources we need to communicate to voters and win in August and November.”
Gillum’s campaign calls him the most viably progressive candidate for Governor in Florida’s history. Gillum supports the expansion of healthcare, increased spending on education, raising the minimum wage in Florida and gun control.
Most of the polls taken in recent months show Gillum coming in third place for the Democratic nomination for governor.
The Capitolist’s HorseRace Index, which averages the polls taken to date using a weighted formula, shows Gillum in third trailing former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine who is in first in the Index with an average of 19.3 percent, followed by former Congresswoman Gwen Graham with an average of 16.1 percent, Gillum with a 9.5 percent average and Orlando-area businessman Chris King with a 3.2 percent average.