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Andrew Gillum Meets with Barack Obama

Andrew Gillum Meets with Barack Obama

Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum met with former President Barack Obama on Tuesday fueling speculation about a potential national run. Obama had endorsed Gillum’s bid to be governor and campaigned with him in the closing days of the race. Gillum was in town for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' “Bend Toward Justice” conference where he was interviewed by The Beat DC’s Tiffany D. Cross. Asked if he would make a run at the White House, Gillum said: "I plan on being married to my wife. That is all I am planning.” Cross went on to ask if he was open to being on the 2020 ticket, to which he replied: “What I am committed to doing between now and 2020 is doing everything I can to make the state of Florida available and winnable for the Democratic nominee for president." During the interview, Gillum also discussed voter suppression issues, how he navigated race on the campaign, and why his campaign resonated with many across the country. See the full interview here.

Darren Soto Intros Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrency 

Darren Soto Intros Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrency 

Marco Rubio and Bob Menéndez Unite to Reauthorize Flood Insurance Program

Marco Rubio and Bob Menéndez Unite to Reauthorize Flood Insurance Program