Last Call for 5.9.19 — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics
Last Call — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics.
Orlando attorney and entrepreneur John Morgan got in the first and last words in a Twitter squabble over former Democratic candidate for Gov. Andrew Gillum’s campaign cash.
According to Division of Elections records, “Forward Florida” — Gillum’s political committee — left over $3 million in the bank as of election night.
That left some supporters and commentators complaining that the unspent funds could have fueled the ex-Tallahassee mayor over the top last year in his general election contest with now GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“I have an idea! You’re sitting on over $3M raised to elect you Gov.,” Morgan tweeted Thursday.
“Let’s take that money and use it ALL to pay the financial restitution now owed by freed felons to vote. This poll tax is unconscionable. They paid a price & are now being asked to pay again.”
Gillum responded: “We’ve committed all funds & money we are raising to registering & reengaging 1 million voters to beat @realDonaldTrump in 2020. Join us. Or use your sway with @RonDeSantisFL to get it vetoed.
“Appreciate you. #ForThePeople,” then he signed off