Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 5.16.19

To be frank, this headline had us — oh — a wee bit incredulous: “Florida Democratic Party, Andrew Gillum Announce Partnership to Launch Voter Registration Program in Florida.”

“Earlier this year, both FDP and Mayor Gillum announced investments in voter registration, committing to expand the Florida Democratic electorate in the lead up to the 2020 elections,” the news release goes on.

It may be all well and good that Andrew Gillum is investing in a voter registration effort, but it also begs the question: Why didn’t he invest in himself?

“As part of those efforts, Mayor Gillum and Forward Florida Action will announce a yearlong partnership — and significant investment in FDP’s efforts to register 200,000 voters in advance of the 2020 Presidential Primary.”

But wait. One asks, ‘Why didn’t Gillum invest in himself?’

At the risk of venturing into BrokenRecordlandia, we know Gillum’s political committee, Forward Florida, left $3 million in the bank on election night.

As I’ve said before, that left Republican Ron DeSantis “as Governor-elect. Meanwhile, Gillum is just another Democrat waiting for what’s next.”

So why now should Democrats believe that Gillum is willing to go the extra mile

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