Tampa Bay Times by Steve Contorno
July 11, 2019
Andrew Gillum has insisted that fundraising for his new voter registration project wasn’t affected by news that federal authorities are looking into his campaign for governor.
In fact, he said, he raised $250,000 in the days after the story first appeared in the Tampa Bay Times.
Whether that’s true is no longer public knowledge.
A new nonprofit created by Gillum is taking over his effort to register and re-engage 1 million Democratic voters by the 2020 election. Donations to his cause will now go to the nonprofit, Forward Florida Action, instead of his political committee, Forward Florida.
Gillum moved $500,000 from the political committee to the nonprofit last month, according to campaign finance reports filed Wednesday.
What Gillum does with that money will largely be shielded from public view. Unlike his political committee, which is required to itemize every expenditure and report it to the state each month, the nonprofit does not have to disclose its spending.