Photo by Marlo Miller
Andrew Gillum at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, Florida on October 27, 2018.
In the weeks after Democrat Andrew Gillum lost the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election, money continued to flow into a political committee that played a major role in his campaign.
From Nov. 7 to Nov. 30, the committee Forward Florida raised nearly $1.24 million, according to a state campaign-finance database.
Most of the money came in small-dollar contributions from across the country, but large sums included $150,000 from a Teamsters political committee, $100,000 from the West Palm Beach-based law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley and $100,000 from the Jacksonville law firm Pajcic & Pajcic, the database shows.
Forward Florida had about $4.79 million in cash on hand as of Nov. 30, according to a new finance report.
Gillum lost by fewer than 33,000 votes to Republican Ron DeSantis in a race that went to a machine recount because of the narrow margin.
Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter.