Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum refutes corruption claims in latest television ad

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 19, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Andrew Gillum hit all the usual notes inside a music hall at St. Petersburg College on Friday.

Environmental regulation, gun control, and better-paying jobs were just a few of the topics he discussed.

The stop was his first major campaign event in almost two weeks.

The Mayor of Tallahassee returned to the Panhandle dealing with his community’s recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael.

“While my opponent spent negative commercials all across the northern panhandle, while people were running for their lives," he said to the crowd.

The latest ad once against is focused on an FBI corruption investigation in Tallahassee.

“What I want folks in this state to know is I have zero tolerance for corruption," Gillum said.

Florida’s governor race has national implications. 

That’s why it’s no surprise Gillum is the focus of an article in the New York Times.

The headline says he is an "insider running as a progressive outsider."

“I don’t make apologies for trying to impact public policy and impact my community by being on the inside trying to make it happen," said Gillum.

Gillum and Ron Desantis will go head-to-head in a debate this Sunday.

It’s the first of two debates between the two candidates for governor.