Undercover FBI agent linked to Gillum fundraiser, documents show

Undercover FBI agent linked to Gillum fundraiser, documents show

Undercover FBI agent linked to Gillum fundraiser, documents show

According to the RealClearPolitics polling average of the race, Gillum now has a 5.8 percentage point lead.

Of course, that closing argument comes too late for many in a state with extensive early voting.

A longtime ally of the Clintons will be hitting the Sunshine State on Thursday as he looks to boost Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. By the time Gillum and DeSantis squared off in Broward County, nearly 1.4 million Floridians already had cast their ballots. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who got emotional as she briefly talked about her name appearing in the return address on 10 suspicious packages sent to prominent Trump critics.

By the way, DeSantis wasn't doing himself any favors in the debate.

DeSantis, 40, noted that he practiced baseball with Republicans who were shot in Virginia past year. "When I got there after work, got my ticket, we went in and saw it, assumed my brother paid for it". And Gillum added that DeSantis had been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

"He wants you to believe that he's not under investigation", he said.

The release of these new documents by Corey's attorney follows the release of 150 pages of text messages and emails on Tuesday as part of a state ethics investigation.

Those records indicated that undercover agents gave Gillum a ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a trip to NY in 2016, a revelation that has dominated the second-to-last week of Gillum's historic run for governor. In 2013, Gillum participated in a vote to provide more than $2.1 million in city money to renovate a restaurant project co-owned by Corey. "The problem that I have is that I should have asked more questions". "We've got 99 issues and Hamilton ain't one of them".

The records also suggest that a lobbyist friend provided Mr. Gillum and his brother with a hotel room in NY - and possibly paid for much of a vacation the mayor shared in Costa Rica.Mr. Gillum never reported any of the perks as gifts, as required by law for elected officials in Florida.The lobbyist, Adam Corey, is a friend of Mr. Gillum's since college and a central figure in an ongoing F.B.I. investigation into suspected corruption at Tallahassee's community redevelopment agency. One of the packages was delivered to her Florida office Wednesday when it was returned by the Postal Service, and the former national Democratic Party chair said her staff acted with bravery in dealing with the threat.

This debate was only the second time the two men had actually met in person.

But matters got uglier later, when debate moderator Todd McDermott - an anchor for WPBF, the ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach - asked DeSantis about past speaking engagements at far-right conferences and campaign contributions from a donor who called Obama a racist slur on Twitter. Suffice to say, he did not take the question well.

"How the hell am I supposed to know every statement everyone makes?" "As I mentioned, it was a bit higher than I expected because of some last minute attendees so let me know what you would like to cover and I'll handle the rest". But Gillum, who maintains his innocence, recently posted to Facebook: "These messages only confirm what we have said all along. I'm simply saying the racists believe he is a racist".

"Well, hello there. I is the negro Andrew Gillum and I'll be askin' you to make me governor of this here state of Florida", the voice says.

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