Gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Gillum, when approached in city hall today, refused to answer questions about a controversial negotiation that reportedly took place with officials at the Tallahassee Democrat.
Instead, Gillum ran for cover.
TR recently reported that Gillum and his supporters put pressure on the Tallahassee Democrat to alter a photo of Gillum and Adam Corey in return for an interview with Democrat reporter Jeff Schweers.
And now, Tallahassee Reports has been told by sources that Gillum and Tallahassee Democrat publisher Skip Foster met in person about the issue that resulted in a favorable article where Gillum described how he broke ties with Adam Corey.
To date, the Tallahassee Democrat has yet to respond to TR’s request for comment.
After conducting an interview with WCTV, Gillum, using his aide to run interference, meandered his way through the city commission chambers without offering any answers to any of our questions.
We asked Gillum if he or any of his supporters put financial pressure on the Tallahassee Democrat to alter what stories would be published.
We also asked Gillum if he met with publisher Skip Foster about the issue.
At question is the use of political power and financial intimidation by the Mayor of Tallahassee to impact what is published in the Tallahassee Democrat.
TR will continue to investigate the negotiation between the Tallahassee Democrat and Mayor Andrew Gillum.