Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) will join CNN as a political commentator.
Gillum announced the new role on Tuesday in a post on Twitter, saying he was “thrilled” to be joining the cable news outlet.
Gillum shot to the political forefront this fall when he was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida. He lost his bid in a tight race with Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDemocratic frustration growing over stagnating voting rights bills A sad reality: In a season of giving, most will ignore America's poor Walt Disney World pauses vaccine mandate after DeSantis signs new legislation MORE (R).
The race attracted campaign visits for Gillum from former President Obama.
Gillum is seen as a rising progressive star, with his name being floated as a possible candidate in a number of future races.
The former Tallahassee mayor has remained quiet on his future plans following his close loss last November, but his move to CNN gives him a public platform as he decides what is next.
Gillum is the latest out-of-office politician to join CNN. Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and former Reps. Mia LoveLudmya (Mia) Love'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements Black Republican advocates his case for CBC membership Black women look to build upon gains in coming elections MORE (R-Utah) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) signed with CNN earlier this month.