TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a rising figure in Democratic politics, is actively taking calls about mounting a primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, whose seat was drastically altered as part of a long-running redistricting legal challenge.
“People are reaching out to Mayor Gillum because Washington desperately needs the type of energy and focus he brings every day as mayor,” said Kevin Cate, a longtime Gillum adviser. “He’s listening and will make his decision on how he can best continue creating new jobs and opportunities, while also being a great husband and father.”
With Florida Democrats viewed as having a short candidate bench, Gillum, 36, has long been considered destined for higher office. That buzz intensified when the Florida Supreme Court ended a long running congressional redistricting lawsuit by selecting a map that draws Brown’s Jacksonville-based 5th Congressional District in a configuration stretching west to the Tallahassee region. Read more in POLITICO