California billionaire Tom Steyer has added $1 million in organizational and advertising support to Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee and a candidate for governor of Florida, Politico reported.
Gillum reminds audiences that he is the only "non-millionaire" among the five Democratic candidates for the Florida governorship, Politico reported.
Steyer said Democrats need more leaders like Gillum. "As we battle for the heart and soul of this nation, Andrew Gillum is the kind of leader we need on the front lines," Steyer said in a written statement Thursday.
"He's someone we can trust to do the right thing, to put the people before the powerful, and who is unafraid to stand up for justice, now when we need it most," Steyer wrote.
The billionaire is the president of the youth-organizing group NextGen America. The group called Gillum a "fierce advocate for common sense gun reform, a LGBTQIA+ champion, and a leader on climate change," in a video tweet.
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