In his bid to replace term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has just received an endorsement from the National Progressive Change Campaign Committee. They also have ties to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
In a news release, Stephanie Taylor, PCCC co-founder, explained that “Let’s elect progressive game changers like Andrew Gillum as Governor — as part of the blue wave that’s coming. Progressive ideas that inspire voters in blue, purple, and red states will help increase the wave. By aligning himself with the national progressive movement on issues like Medicare for All, Andrew is an inspiring, authentic progressive who will fight for working families and pioneer bold new initiatives like fighting the NRA and calling for new gun laws. Andrew is a candidate who will use his platform to model what great, forward-thinking, visionary, progressive government can and should be.”
In response to the endorsement, Gillum said “I’m proud to have the PCCC’s endorsement in our race to take Florida back for working people. It’s time to elect a governor who will always put everyday Floridians before the well-heeled special interests.”
Gillum is currently running for the Democratic nomination against former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and businessman Chris King.