Gillum to speak at gathering of top Dem donors: report

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for Florida governor this year, will address top Democratic Party donors amid speculation about his political future, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Gillum will speak at a closed gathering of about 300 donors Tuesday, party officials confirmed to the AP.

Despite gaining national attention during his campaign, Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis, a former congressman and loyal supporter of President Trump, in the general election last month after a state-mandated recount showed him trailing by fewer than 33,000 votes. 

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Gillum hasn't ruled out the possibility of running for another political office in the future, including the presidency in 2020. Asked earlier this month about a potential White House run, he told CNN, “I plan on being married to my wife. That is all I am planning."

Gillum met with former President Obama, who endorsed him in his gubernatorial bid, earlier this month, which added more fuel to the speculation that he was potentially mounting a 2020 run.

He also reached out to Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeUnion leader vows 'infrequent' minority voters will help deliver Biden victory Jimmy Carter says his son smoked pot with Willie Nelson on White House roof O'Rourke endorses Kennedy for Senate: 'A champion for the values we're most proud of' MORE (D-Texas), who is also being floated as a potential presidential candidate after he he lost to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGrassley says disclosing Trump's tax records without authorization could violate law Supreme Court nominee gives no clues in GOP meeting Barrett to sit with McConnell and other GOP senators in back-to-back meetings MORE (R-Texas) in a much closer than expected contest.

If Gillum decides to run, he will likely join a crowded field of candidates, possibly including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWarren won't meet with Barrett, calling Trump's nomination an 'illegitimate power grab' Schumer won't meet with Trump's Supreme Court pick This week: Senate kicks off Supreme Court fight MORE (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).