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Posted on June 14, 2017
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.”