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Hillary Clinton team considered Tallahassee mayor for vice president

Andrew Gillum spoke at the Democratic National Convention this year

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Andrew Gillum spoke at the Democratic National Convention this year

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October

Among the illegally hacked emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was a list of potential running meets he put together in March. Only one Floridian made the list: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, 37, a rising star in Florida politics who apparently had risen considerably higher than we realized. 

Gillum does have a national network of influential friends and allies, including major donors and fundraisers, though his work with People for the American Way. Initially he was the only Floridian selected to speak at the Democratic National Convention this year.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:55pm]

    

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