According to campaign filings with the Florida Department of State, last month Andrew Gillum transferred $500,000 from his political committee, Forward Florida, to a non-profit he runs called Forward Florida Action.
The non-profit was created by Gillum earlier this year with the mission to register and re-engage 1 million Democratic voters by the 2020 election.
The transfer means what Gillum does with money, which was originally donated for his gubernatorial campaign, will be hidden from public view. A political committee is required to itemize expenditures each month, however Gillum’s nonprofit does not have to disclose its spending or donations.
The Tampa Bay Times first reported the transfer.
Why transfer the money? Gillum spokesman Joshua Karp told the Tampa Bay Times that the nonprofit “is allowed to directly spend money on voter registration efforts” in ways his political committee could not.
Karp did not explain the specific limitations of the political committee.
Also, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Gillum was not taking a salary from the non-profit.
Earlier this year TR reported on how John Morgan, a major donor to Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign, was furious after he it was revealed Gillum failed to spend approximately $3 million in campaign funds during the race.