Andrew Gillum gets another $1 million from Democratic Governors Association

The donation is the DGA's second $1 million donation to Gillum in recent weeks.
Published Sept. 11, 2018|Updated Sept. 11, 2018

Two weeks after donating $1 million to Andrew Gillum's political committee, the Democratic Governors Association is doubling down — literally.

The DGA announced Thursday afternoon it is giving another $1 million to Forward Florida, another significant investment in one of the country's most hotly contested governor's races.

"This additional $1 million investment will allow him to communicate his positive message across the state, and build on the momentum he has already created," Elisabeth Pearson, DGA's executive director, said in a release. "Andrew Gillum is focused on increasing access to healthcare, improving Florida's public schools, and growing the state's economy, and that's why he will be Florida's next governor."

Gillum, who struggled to fundraise during the primary, has been raking in cash of late. He pulled in $4 million during the first week of general election campaigning, campaign finance records show. His opponent, former Congressman Ron DeSantis, raised just over $520,000.

But the DGA isn't the only outside group investing heavily in the race. The Republican Governors Association has announced it will pour $10 million into DeSantis' campaign.

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The DGA has raised over $23.8 million so far in 2018, and spent over $11.2 million. To peruse a list of the group's donors, click here.

The RGA has raised over $42 million so far this year, and spent over $12 million. To check out the group's donors, click here.