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Emails Surfacing from TLH Mayor Andrew Gillum's Use of City Email for Political Gain

Posted: 11:52 PM, Mar 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-30 23:56:09Z
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Dozens of new emails are surfacing from the investigation into Tallahassee Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's misuse of his city issued email for political gain.

The release of these emails has created some tension between the Republican and Democratic parties of Leon County, because of the use of taxpayer money.

WTXL obtained more than 46 emails, including one that showed a fundraising email for the Florida Democratic Party featuring Senator Bill Nelson, former Florida Democratic Party Chairman Allison Tant and Andrew Gillum.

In a previous interview with WTXL, Gillum said that he's reimbursed the city, for a total of just under $5,000.

Responding to the emails, Leon County Republican Party Chairman Evan Power says there's still more action to be done.

"The Mayor's breach of the public's trust has reached a point that is beyond repair. I once again ask the mayor to take responsibility for his actions and step aside and allow new leadership to bring honesty, transparency, and accountability back to Tallahassee's City Hall."

Leon County Democratic Chairman Andy Janecek is responding saying, "Republicans continue to do and say anything to distract from the disastrous failures of the Trump presidency. The city has been reimbursed and it's time for Evan Power to get a new hobby. Professional trolling won't help put anyone back to work or make sure every Floridian has access to healthcare".

Meanwhile, the Leon County Sheriff's Office continues their investigation into whether or not there was criminal activity involved.