Former Democratic Candidate for Fla. Gov. Indicted

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    The Facts

    • Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor of Fla. in 2018, surrendered to federal authorities in Tallahassee on Wed. after he was indicted on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and making false statements to FBI agents.

    • The charges of conspiracy and fraud against Gillum and a close associate relate to allegations of improper use of campaign funds during Gillum's tenure as mayor of Tallahassee and as a gubernatorial candidate. Gillum has denied wrongdoing.


    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Every day we learn of unpunished malfeasance conducted by Republicans over the past several years, especially related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Yet this case against Gillum is what the DOJ decides to pursue. One would think Trump was still in the White House.

    Republican narrative

    Democrats who want to prosecute Republicans for imaginary crimes should worry more about crimes being committed by those among their ranks. Florida dodged a bullet when it went for DeSantis over Gillum because it would've had this corrupt official making vital decisions for the state.


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