It is hard to keep a secret in Tallahassee.
Especially if you are filming a video in front of city hall within view of the politicos trading war stories about the recently completed legislative session outside of the Governor’s Club.
This is even more complicated if the video production is being over seen by Kevin Cate and stars Audra Pittman, former City Manager Anita Favors-Thompson and Dustin Daniels – Mayor Gillum’s chief of staff.
Tallahassee Reports was told by several people this was the scene in front of city hall Friday afternoon.
Kevin Cate is a communications consultant for Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial candidacy.
Audra Pittman is the Executive Director of COCA – the Council on Culture & Arts – and the wife of local attorney and political consultant Sean Pittman.
These people also claim that the contingent of insider local politicos gathered in front of city hall were making a video for the eventual Dustin Daniels campaign for city commission.
They also note that if this the case, Daniels is following the roll out of his boss’s camapign by violating campaign laws.
Back in March of 2017, Gillum made a campaign video for his gubernatorial candidacy before filing the proper campaign paperwork.
Under Florida statute, a potential candidate is generally prohibited from accepting political contributions or making expenditures for a future campaign until that person has opened a campaign account.
Politico reported that the Gillum ad was made well before a campaign account was opened.
Currently there is no record of a campaign account for Dustin Daniels – maybe he filed late today.
If not and if there is an eventual Daniels candidacy be ready for some one to file an elections complaint.