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Andrew Gillum to appear at California fundraiser with Alec Baldwin, Alyssa Milano

The news of Gillum's attendance at the fundraiser was first reported by FloridaPolitics.com.
Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum talks with reporters before addressing a group of gay and lesbian Democrats in Tallahassee on Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum talks with reporters before addressing a group of gay and lesbian Democrats in Tallahassee on Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)
Published Mar. 14, 2018

Andrew Gillum is headed to Hollywood.

The Tallahassee mayor and Democratic candidate for governor will appear at a star-studded fundraiser Thursday evening at the Santa Monica home of L.A. power couple Skip Brittenham and Heather Thomas. Also set to attend: a laundry list of celebrities including actor Alec Baldwin, actor Alyssa Milano, actor and producer Rashida Jones and producer Norman Lear.

The fundraiser benefits Gillum and Forward Florida, his associated political committee. David Garcia and Stacey Abrams — liberal Democrats seeking the governor's mansions in Arizona and Georgia, respectively — will also raise money at the gala. The news of the fundraiser was first reported by FloridaPolitics.com.

The invitation to a fundraiser for liberal candidates for governor in Florida, Georgia and Arizona. Andrew Gillum is set to appear at the gala Thursday, March 15. Credit: FloridaPolitics.com
The invitation to a fundraiser for liberal candidates for governor in Florida, Georgia and Arizona. Andrew Gillum is set to appear at the gala Thursday, March 15. Credit: FloridaPolitics.com

The fundraiser — which costs at least $250 to attend — should help Gillum raise some cash after months of less-than-stellar fundraising.

Milano, an actress best known for her roles on the television series Charmed and Who's the Boss?, tweeted about her support for Gillum's candidacy Sunday.

When asked why Hollywood appears to be so receptive to Gillum's message, campaign spokesman Geoff Burgan said Florida has been plenty receptive too.

"Andrew's message is resonating with people who know Florida needs a change in the Governor's Mansion," Burgan said in a statement. "We're thrilled to have Alec Baldwin's support as well as thousands of people here in Florida. They know he's standing up to Trump, the Republicans and the gun lobby."

"And by the way," Burgan added, "We think Alec does a great Donald Trump."

Read more: Andrew Gillum in St. Petersburg: Localities should consider passing illegal gun ordinances

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