Feel the Bern: Sanders to campaign with Andrew Gillum in Tampa, Orlando

Andrew Gillum hopes to tap into some of the Berniemania that was on display in Miami last year when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders got shellacked by Hillary Clinton in Florida’s 2016 presidential primary. But the 33.3 percent of the vote Sanders got in that race might be enough to win this year’s five-candidate Florida Democratic primary for governor.

Andrew Gillum in Palm Beach Gardens after a Democratic debate. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who’s hoping to tap into the Sanders base of liberal voters in the primary, will campaign with Sanders on Friday in Tampa and Orlando.

Sanders endorsed Gillum Aug. 1, joining a cast of out-of-state stars of the left that includes George Soros, Tom Steyer, Norman Lear and Jane Fonda in supporting Gillum’s candidacy.

Sanders and Gillum are scheduled to appear at an 11 a.m. Friday rally at the hipsterish Armature Works in Tampa, then attend a 3 p.m. rally at the CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando.