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'RourkeO'Rourke says he raised record .2M since launching campaign for Texas governor Eleven interesting races to watch in 2022 Cruz bullish on his 2024 chances: 'The runner-up is almost always the next nominee' MORE (D-Texas), who is also being floated as a potential presidential candidate after he he lost to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFlake meets with Erdoğan in first official duties as US ambassador Senate Republicans press federal authorities for information on Texas synagogue hostage-taker Biden trails generic Republican in new poll, would face tight race against Trump 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 BookerSenate Democrats urge Biden to get beefed-up child tax credit into spending deal Despite Senate setbacks, the fight for voting rights is far from over Small ranchers say Biden letting them get squeezed MORE (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).