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.
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.