Tallahassee Reports has learned that gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s Forward Florida PAC has refunded 50% of the contributions raised in September 2017. The Gillum affiliated PAC raised $6,000 in September.
Also, the $3,000 refund, was made to P&P Communications, a public relations firm which donated $5,000 to the PAC in September.
TR first reported Gillum’s business relationship with P&P Communications last month. Since that time, Gillum campaign officials informed the Tallahassee Democrat that “P&P Communications does leadership consulting and public relations work, and the Mayor has and is doing work in those areas.”
After campaign reports were completed in last month, media reports highlighted Gillum’s lack of fundraising during September.
On October 10, 2017, Politico reported that “Gillum’s fundraising woes continued in September” and wrote “Gillum raised $6,000 through his political committee, Forward Florida, of which $5,000 came from P&P Communications, a company in which Gillum is listed as a director.”
On October 11, 2017, the political committee, Forward Florida, refunded $3,000 to P&P Communications.
See Forward Florida contribution entries captured from website below.
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