Gillum PAC Receives $250K from George Soros, 93% of Donations from Outside of Florida

Gillum PAC Receives $250K from George Soros, 93% of Donations from Outside of Florida

Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign raised approximately $450,000 in April and more than half of those contributions came from billionaire George Soros.

In April, Soros gave $250,000 to Forward Florida, a Gillum associated political committee. If you combine this recent Soros donation with two previous six-figure donations in 2017, Soros’ contributions to Gillum now total $450,000.

The Soros family has given half a million dollars to Gillum’s campaign for governor.

Collective Future, the 501(c)(4) that has been one of Gillum’s largest donors, gave another $35,000 to Gillum in April. Collective Future has donated approximately $260,000 to Gillum’s campaign efforts.

TR recently wrote about the mission of Collective Future, which is to elect black candidates.

Also, of the $333,500 collected in April by Forward Florida, 93% of the donations came from donors residing outside of Florida.

25 Responses to "Gillum PAC Receives $250K from George Soros, 93% of Donations from Outside of Florida"

  1. Snidely Whiplash   May 7, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I hope the FBI agents investigating corruption in Tallahassee remembers what Eric Holder said about not prosecuting people of color and does not even look into how Andy’s campaign funds are being handled.

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  2. Thomas C. Hooker   May 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    “Gillum has also been a favorite of the Hollywood class, having been invited to a Southern California fundraiser in March promoted by Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano.” – Free Beacon

    What’s next? Harvey Weintein and Anna Wintour?

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  3. Bill Carlton   May 8, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I hope soros gets zero return on his investment. He needs to use that money to pay millions of dollars in back taxes owed to various governments around the world.

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    • Q   May 10, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      20 bucks says there’s a sign on this guy’s house or truck that says ” Taxation is theft”

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  4. Terry   May 8, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    What are the chances of a Graham-Gillum ticket, given his Soros financial backing?

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  5. Thomas C. Hooker   May 8, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    “What are the chances of a Graham-Gillum ticket, given his Soros financial backing?”

    Pretty good. Right up until the Grand Jury indictments.

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    • Snidely Whiplash   May 9, 2018 at 6:04 am

      Maybe George Soros can figure out a clandestine way to get some big money to a few local and Federal Judges to save his beloved Andy.
      You know just in case the FBI actually does their job here in Leon County!!!
      OMG what if George has already paid off the FBI?

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  6. Mike   May 9, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Dandy Andy is billing himself as “the true progressive” in the race for governor. In the present Dem party, that means he is the farthest left, most radical socialis-, oops! – I mean liberal.
    Great – all we need is an obama-clone who wants to “fundamentally change Florida”. Let’s see, that would mean (this is by no means a complete list):
    • Immediately raising state taxes, probably doubling them within a year or two,
    • next would be FL declared as a “sanctuary state”,
    • Followed by unconstitutional gun laws and regulations,
    • and myriad state policies and regulations which would drive businesses and jobs from FL at a rapid pace,
    • followed by high unemployment, high crime, more poverty, more shuttered stores and businesses, and widespread general deterioration.
    • as a bonus, Dandy Andy would likely appoint a cabinet and state agency leaders who are all radical leftists, so all are on the same page in converting FL to a Leftist Utopia. Gee, I can’t wait for Eric Holder to be running our state law enforcement agencies or be FL’s next attorney general!
    So if Andy is elected as governor, Welcome to California East, a bit better than present-day Venezuela, but not much.

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    • Diana S.   May 15, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Gillum is the next Obama, you can bet on it. Why else do you think all kinds of people OUTSIDE of FL, including Soros are so interested in getting him elected? Fortunately I think many more are “awake” now and won’t just vote on skin color…….. hopefully.

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    • Sandra Leigh Rogers   August 31, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      That’s exactly what would happen if this person is elected governor of Florida.

      I’m praying against Gillman and voting for Ron DeSantis.

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  7. Domino   May 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Gillum is running 5th… in a 4 person race!

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  8. Diana S.   May 15, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Where the heck is the FBI?!? Really! does anyone take this long to do their job??

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  9. rb   May 15, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Apparently the liberal word has gone out to forestall the FBI investigation (you could have raised the Titanic by now considering how long it is taking them to act) ! It is sad, folks, but that is what to expect and get from the far left—–AND—-the voters blindly vote this crowd into office time and time again like sheep headed over the cliff , sad, very sad !

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  10. AD   May 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I am still waiting for Tallahassee reports to publish an article about where Putnams money comes from. I bet I’ll be waiting for a long long time. If it can’t get the clicks that the Soros name does TR stays quiet

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  11. Linda Stanton   August 29, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Maybe Soros will pay his back taxes he failed to report on his house since 2014 for $423,665
    …. 4 years he forgot oh and a 20K piece of property too..

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  12. Arthur Kirby   August 30, 2018 at 6:28 am

    As contentious as this Governor’s race will be, the real concern becomes Florida House and Senate races. A liberal governor can’t do much with a conservative and well established legislature. Even Rick Scott had difficulty with his own agenda if it didn’t line up with the House Speaker and Senate President.

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  13. azs   August 30, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Andy is black. He uses his color to promote his campaign. If u don’t support Andy your a racist. Or at least a bigot. If u do support Andy your dead in the water. Qualifications count. Hue doesn’t.

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    • Tony   August 30, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      I guess qualifications didn’t count when it came to your current president

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      • Cindy   September 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm

        Just like qualifications not mattering the past 8 years.

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  14. frankie hood   August 30, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    We can all get out and vote to keep him from the Governor’s office but equally important are the House and Senate races. I registered my granddaughter and her friend this week as they both profess beliefs similar to mine, i.e. Conservative GOP.

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  15. Time2Trade   August 30, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    We ALL know by now that Soros funneled $250,00 into Gillum’s campaign but what you did NOT know….

    WATCH this 34 second VIDEO…

    Gilllum admits he’s had a relationship with SOROS for 15 YEARS!

    https://www.facebook.com/gary.snow.50/videos/10215110075402322/

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  16. Philip   August 31, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    The more I read about George Soros, the less I understand about why people hate him so much. A quick search of the internet reveals a host of conspiracy theories and tales of corruption surrounding the man. And I thought people hated Obama and Clinton. Soros has been accused of paying protestors, funding the deep state, funding child trafficking, hacking elections, and even of being a Nazi (this one is crazy, his family barely survived the Nazis). But all these accusations come from right-wing sites, conspiracy theory sites, or figures like Glenn Beck and Alex Jones.

    As far as I can tell, it’s all malarkey. Snopes has seven pages of fact checks about the man that all give well researched examples of how he’s not, in fact, the devil incarnate (it’s also worth noting there is a conspiracy theory that says Soros is actually secretly bankrolling Snopes, which is again, debunked by multiple fact checkers).

    But here are two good articles I’ve found on the man, one from Forbes (which leans a bit to the right) and one from Al Jazeera (which leans a bit left but has an excellent factual reporting record).

    Forbes:
    https://www.forbes.com/…/why-populists-hate-george…/…

    Al Jazeera:
    https://www.aljazeera.com/…/soros-obsession-conspiracy…

    It appears that Soros, as a philanthropist, fund causes that he likes, such as civil rights causes, universities, local community projects all over the world, and many other areas. But it appears that his chief crime is that he likes to donate to liberal candidates and the democratic party.

    So, how do I feel about him donating money to Andrew Gillum? Well, I don’t feel anything. If anyone can show proof of corruption or evidence of a quid pro quo, that has more depth than just a spooky Soros name-drop, then please do so. Until then, it’s a non-story.

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  17. PetMilk   September 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    This morning, I tried to fact-check how much money Soros gave to Gillum via PACs and where the big contributions for Gillum came from. I used the DOS/DOE website. I only found one donation from Forward Florida who receives money from Soros. But, I found MAJOR donations by Florida Professional Firefighters, Inc. who have (or had?) many contributions posted including one for $25,000. Later, it has disappeared from the DOS/DOE website! Ditto for the PAC called Floridians for a Fair Democracy. Major donations just disappeared this morning. FBI investigation? Redaction? Anyone know what is going on with this?

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  18. PetMilk   September 4, 2018 at 4:08 am

    I must hereby retract my post from yesterday about contributions from Florida Professional Firefighters. Apparently there was an error in the search criteria on the website (probably my error) and the results that I got were apparently for ALL contributions by Florida Professional…… It turns out that the website shows $0 given to Gillum by them. Sorry! “Computer error”. I still have not determined “what happened to” Floridians for a Fair Democracy contributions. Can’t locate them! Sorry for the error!
    BTW, George Soros gave a total of $1.2 million to Forward Florida and $470 million to United for Progress. Also $100,000 to Win Justice. These can all be readily found on the Florida DOS/DoE website. FYI.

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