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Report: Gillum Campaign “Grossly Exaggerated” the Number of Donors

Posted on June 14, 2017

Report: Gillum Campaign “Grossly Exaggerated” the Number of Donors

This past Friday the Andrew Gillum campaign for governor announced the campaign had received donations from more than 7,000 contributors.

However, a report by FloridaPolitics.com has found that the number is actually 5,300.

FloridaPolitics.com reviewed the most recent campaign finance reports and verified 6,933 contributions. However, when duplicates were removed, the number of unique contributors was found to be 5,300. This is an overstatement of approximately 25%.

The Gillum campaign told FloridaPolitics.com that the campaign had “slightly misstated the total in our press release.”

Peter Schorsch, the owner of FloridaPolitics.com, said that “this is a major discrepancy for a campaign that has been dogged by criticisms of being the gang that can’t shoot straight.”

In addition, Politifact rated Gillum’s claim as “mostly false.”

Politifact

5 Responses to Report: Gillum Campaign “Grossly Exaggerated” the Number of Donors

  1. News_Maven Reply

    June 14, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Dear Andy:
    The state media are on a different level than the local rag.
    You can’t put them in your pocket.

  2. Old Cop Reply

    June 14, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Yet another reason to question his commitment to the truth. Playing loose with the truth is the same as lying.

  3. James Anderson Reply

    June 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    All liberals are liars.

  4. DavidB Reply

    June 22, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Wait until he starts hitting the parts of the State were the media is firmly behind Graham, and considers him a hick from the sticks (even if he does worship at the Temple of Political Correctness).

  5. Mike Reply

    June 23, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Mr. Gillum, Soros money can only propel the mediocre so far. Ask Jon Ossof. In fact, take a cue from his campaign and have Nancy Pelosi talk you up, that seems to go over well.

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