Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer puts money behind Gillum for governor

Clip from one of NextGen America’s digital ads supporting Democrat Andrew Gillum for governor.

Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer‘s NextGen America on Tuesday will launch a six-figure digital ad buy in support of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum‘s Democratic bid for governor.

NextGen will air 30-second ads called “Our Turn” and “Lived It” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other digital platforms with a target audience of people under 40.

Steyer and NextGen have pledged $1 million or more to help Gillum in the five-candidate Democratic primary race. Gillum, 38, is the only non-millionaire and the only African-American in the Democratic field and has lagged behind his rivals in fundraising.

Gillum is no stranger to deep-pocketed out-of-state progressive support. Hedge fund billionaire George Soros has given $700,000 to the pro-Gillum Forward Florida PAC and liberal luminaries Norman Lear ($50,000) and Jane Fonda ($10,000) have ponied up for the PAC or Gillum’s campaign as well.

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