Like Stacey Abrams in Georgia, former Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hasn’t exactly been a graceful loser since losing his 2018 election to then-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) in Florida. Now, it appears Gillum has found himself in quite the predicament.
And that might be putting it lightly.
Here’s the scoop, via Heavy:
Travis Dyson is the 30-year-old Florida man who was found in a hotel room with Democratic politician Andrew Gillum on March 13. Police said Dyson appeared to have suffered a drug overdose. He is conscious and in stable condition in a Miami-area hospital.
Dyson maintains a profile on a website for male escorts and is studying at a nurse practitioner school. Gillum has been married to R. Jai Gillum since 2009. The couple have three children together.
In 2018, Gillum, 40, was the surprise winner of the Democratic primary for governor in Florida. Gillum lost the general election narrowly to Ron De Santis. Since then, Gillum has been a rising star in the Democratic party. Between 2014 and 2018, Gillum served as the mayor of Tallahassee.
Everyone should respect @AndrewGillum’s privacy as he explains why he was one of three men in a hotel room w 3 bags of meth, too impaired to talk to first responders.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 13, 2020
6. Gillum says he was drunk, not on meth: "While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines." pic.twitter.com/eGJcbvrq8C
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 13, 2020
Gillum statement: "I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines."
— David Smiley (@NewsbySmiley) March 13, 2020
In November 2018, CNN reporter Randi Kaye “randomly” interviewed a Gillum supporter. The woman said she was inspired to vote for Gillum thanks to Barack Obama.
As it turns out, Francis Gillum is Andrew’s mother.
How “random” could that have actually been?
CNN "randomly" interviews a woman at an Obama rally for Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum and asks her if Obama will influence her vote.
She responds: "Uh, I believe that it will."
Who is she? Francis Gillum, Andrew Gillum's mother. pic.twitter.com/7vWGdCJcMt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 3, 2018
Gillum’s mother needed Obama to influence her vote for Andrew Gillum? 🤔
— Linda Glass (@llteach2000) November 3, 2018
Gillum wanted to pay teachers a minimum salary of $50,000 and raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $15.
He also intended to make college, essentially, free.
A study showed taxes in Florida would’ve spike to the tune of billions of dollars if Gillum’s policies were implemented – as one could expect.