TALLAHASSEE, FL- The Republican Party of Florida today launched and is calling on Andrew Gillum to tell the truth about his luxury Costa Rica vacation in 2016 with lobbyists and a suspicious $15,000 deposit in his bank account.

"Ask yourself this question...would you trust an elected official that has a suspicious $15,000 deposit made into his personal account? A deposit that large should have an easily explainable answer, but unfortunately we’re not getting receipts or answers these days out of Andrew Gillum,” said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia.

“Andrew Gillum refuses to come clean about the $15,000 deposit in his bank account and who really paid for his luxury vacation to Costa Rica,” said Meredith Beatrice, RPOF Communications Director. “Gillum’s botched attempt to cover up the truth and hide his connection to the ongoing FBI investigation only resulted in a poorly-redacted bank statement. Does Andrew Gillum have a lobbyist-fueled slush fund? The voters of Florida deserve answers.”



In May of 2016 Mayor Andrew Gillum went on a luxury Costa Rica vacation with his lobbyist friends and investors in the Edison restaurant, which received $2.1 million in taxpayer funding that Gillum approved. The Edison in Tallahassee is the same restaurant at the center of the ongoing FBI investigation involving Gillum and his associates.

Andrew Gillum promised to release his receipts from this trip but his campaign released only a few of the receipts. Floridians deserve answers, and they deserve them now. The clock is ticking.

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