Who Is Andrew Gillum?

GHOGH With Jamarlin Martin | Episode 20 | Guest Andrew Gillum

Jamarlin talks to Andrew Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee and leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor. They discuss the DNC taking the Black vote for granted, its silence on the killing of 60 Palestinian protestors, and whether big tech and Silicon Valley elites can be regulated at the state level.

Recorded on June 27, 2018, in Miami, FL.

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