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'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeRepublican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump feuds heat up Kamala Harris: Voters want president who can prosecute 'the case' against Trump MORE (D-Texas), who is also being floated as a potential presidential candidate after he he lost to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke raised .1 million from over 128,000 donors on campaign's first day O'Rourke on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: 'We don't have the best negotiating partners on either side' O'Rourke: 'I think we can win Texas' in 2020 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, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary Booker opens up about relationship with Rosario Dawson MORE (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).