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Scandal Blew Up His Political Career, but Not His Marriage

'GQ' catches up Andrew Gillum, a former rising star in Democratic circles

(Newser) - For a politician, the scandal was about as bad as it gets. Andrew Gillum, a once-rising Democratic star who nearly became Florida's governor in 2018, was found in a Miami Beach hotel in March with a male sex worker, another man, and lots of drugs. Gillum later entered rehab...

Gillum: I Identify as Bisexual
Gillum: I Identify as Bisexual

Gillum: I Identify as Bisexual

Florida gubernatorial candidate was found intoxicated in hotel room with two men earlier this year

(Newser) - Andrew Gillum, Florida's Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, told a television interviewer he is bisexual, responding to rumors swirling since March when he was found intoxicated in a hotel room with two men, including one who works as a male escort. “I don't identify as gay...

This Is Where Andrew Gillum Was Found

Former gubernatorial candidate has since entered rehab

(Newser) - You can now peek inside the hotel room where Andrew Gillum was found with a man suffering an apparent drug overdose and bags of what police suspected was crystal meth. Miami Beach Police released photos and (often blurred for privacy) body camera video footage on Wednesday, showing pills and pill...

Andrew Gillum Is Leaving Politics for Rehab

'This has been a wake-up call for me,' says former Florida gubernatorial candidate

(Newser) - Andrew Gillum is stepping back from politics and entering rehab after being found in a Miami Beach hotel room with an overdose victim and several bags of crystal meth. "This has been a wake-up call for me," he said in a statement Sunday night, per WESH . "Since...

Gillum Found With Overdose Victim: Police

Former candidate for Florida governor says he just had too much to drink at wedding celebration

(Newser) - Police were called to a luxury hotel in Miami Beach early Friday, where they reported finding Andrew Gillum, several bags of what looked to be crystal meth, and a man apparently having a drug overdose. Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida in 2018, was vomiting and so "...

Gillum Thinks He Knows How to Take Florida From Trump

And it involves six zeroes

(Newser) - President Trump narrowly won Florida in 2016 with around 113,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton—and it's a lead former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum wants to obliterate in 2020. The Democrat is launching a massive voter registration drive in the state, CBS reports. "We are going to...

Trump: End Florida Recount
Trump: End Florida Recount

Trump: End Florida Recount

President asserts that ballots are 'massively infected'

(Newser) - President Trump on Monday stepped up his criticism of the Florida recount now underway in two big national races: In fact, he called for the recount to be scrapped. In a morning tweet , Trump said that Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott should be declared the winners of the gubernatorial...

Florida Governor Wants to Impound Voting Machines

He claims 'unethical liberals' want to steal election

(Newser) - With an unprecedented double recount underway in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott is fighting to get state police involved. The Republican governor—who is clinging to a slim lead in his Senate race with Democratic rival Bill Nelson—filed lawsuits Sunday calling for elections officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties...

Florida's Gillum Un-Concedes
Florida's Gillum
Un-Concedes

Florida's Gillum Un-Concedes

'Every vote will be counted,' says Democratic candidate for governor in Florida

(Newser) - Florida has begun an unprecedented recount —for both the governor and Senate races—and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is taking his previous concession to Ron DeSantis off the table, reports Politico . “I am replacing my words of concession in an unapologetic call that we count every vote,...

In Chaotic Fla. Election, 'Something Looks Weird' in One County

Gubernatorial, US Senate races may go to recounts in Sunshine State

(Newser) - Election Day has come and gone, but the drama continues in Florida, where the books have not yet been completely closed on both the race for governor and US Senate. The Sun Sentinel notes "fraud claims, angry protests. and courtroom skirmishes," specifically in Broward and Palm Beach counties....

Governors' Races: 2 Big Ones Dominate
Governors' Races:
Gillum Concedes in Florida
election 2018

Governors' Races: Gillum Concedes in Florida

Scott Walker loses bid for 3rd term in Wisconsin

(Newser) - Thirty-six governors' races were on the ballot Tuesday, but two of those contests—in Florida and Georgia—dominated the political landscape. In Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum, who was vying to become the state's first black governor, conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Trump, reports the...

That's Not Oprah on Georgia's 'Racist' Robocalls

'Jesus don't like ugly,' former talk show host responds

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey shared a final message to voters with hours to go before Election Day: "Jesus don't like ugly. And we know what to do about that: Vote." The video message via Instagram came in response to what Winfrey described as "racist robocalls in my name"...

Obama Stays on Trump, GOP: Why 'So Angry All the Time'?

Former president appeared Friday at rallies in Georgia, Florida

(Newser) - Barack Obama has been hitting the campaign trail, stumping for Democratic candidates and making "fiery speeches." He continued making the rounds Friday, and while rallying in Georgia for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who's running against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the former president said he was...

Yoga Patrons Pounded on Studio's Windows as Gunman Loaded: Witnesses

Gunman kills 2, injures 5 others before killing himself at Tallahassee yoga studio: cops

(Newser) - In what the City of Tallahassee calls "a gut-wrenching act of violence," a gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters Friday night that the man...

Florida Gov's Race Just Hit New Racist Low

Anti-Gillum robocall backed by white supremacist group features jungle music, talk of mud huts

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis swears he meant nothing racist by his "monkey this up" comment, but a new robocall in the Florida gubernatorial race definitely did: Set to the background of jungle music and screeching monkeys, the New York Times reports that the minute-long audio clip begins with a man saying,...

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