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DGA puts another $1M behind Andrew Gillum

The Democratic Governor’s Association is continuing its investment in Andrew Gillum.

DGA on Thursday announced another $1 million is on its way to Forward Florida, a PAC affiliated with Gillum, Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

That means Gillum has received $3 million from DGA, a group backing Democratic state leaders, since his upset victory in a crowded five-way primary in August.

Factoring in the latest donation, Gillum has raised more than $5.5 million through his PAC since the primary and has amassed more than $3.4 million for his campaign account.

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported on Tuesday that billionaire Tom Steyer would continue to put money behind Gillum via different vehicles. Steyer’s NextGen America PAC, which backed Gillum in the primary, should soon see approximately $5.2 million funneled its way for digital ads and voter-turnout efforts.

Gillum’s opponent, Ron DeSantis, has received nearly $5 million from the Republican Governor’s Association, as reported this week by POLITICO.

RGA has run at least two statewide ads attacking Gillum. In one instance for being too liberal. Another, too radical.

Public polling of the race has consistently shown Gillum ahead.

A Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday gave Gillum a 9-point advantage over DeSantis. On Tuesday, an NBC and Marist College survey put Gillum up 5 points, a lead just outside the 4.7 percent margin of error.

A Rasmussen poll released last week gave the Tallahassee mayor a 6 percent edge on DeSantis. Another poll from Florida Atlantic University released last week had the race much closer, with Gillum up just 2 points on DeSantis. On Monday, the results of a University of North Florida survey had Gillum up 4 percent.

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Danny McAuliffe is a Tallahassee correspondent for Florida Politics. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as the editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. He is a lifelong Floridian and indulges in swimming, hiking, running and memes when the news cycle permits. Reach him at dmcauliffe500@gmail.com.

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