One of the owners of the restaurant was Corey, who once served as Gillum's campaign treasurer and has known him since college.
During his 30-minute stump speech Thursday, Gillum reminded the audience about his opponent's "monkey this up" comment, adding that there's been "a lot more of the same" throughout the race. "If you want a gun that can shoot 60 bullets in 60 seconds, you ought to join the military".
The newly released documents show that lobbyist Adam Corey - a former friend and ally of Gillum's - sent an invoice for $4,386 to the agent, posing as a developer named Mike Miller.
Chris Kise, Corey's lawyer, released the documents on Friday, saying, "Facts are not partisan".
Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Mike Miller, who was posing as a developer, purchased the coveted tickets and reportedly gave them to Gillum through a lobbyist. He explained that he thought his younger brother, Marcus, had exchanged Jay-Z and Beyoncé tickets for the "Hamilton" tickets. The texts also showed that he stayed in a NY hotel room purchased by Miller.
DeSantis bashed Gillum for the alleged violation in a televised debate.
Gillum has denied that he or the city are targets of a criminal investigation.
Gillum's campaign explained Tuesday that the $400 the mayor withdrew from his bank account was in addition to cash already on-hand, and the candidate continued to maintain Tuesday that the controversy is merely a "distraction". "Get all the evidence and statements out there so the voters of Florida can know everything is on the up-and-up", he said. He also blamed Republicans for trying to paint him as unethical and "reinforce, frankly, stereotypes about black men".
I actually believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor who's going to bring us together, not divide us. I did get my ticket for Hamilton from my brother.
"Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for "Hamilton" tonight at 8 p.m". It's not an exaggeration to say that the Florida gubernatorial may be the single most consequential election in the country next month.
Vote-by-mail "returns continue to come in strong with 39.81 percent of requested ballots returned to the supervisor of elections", the chamber report said.
On Twitter, Republican media consultant Brian Burgess blasted Gillum's handling of the matter and accused him of playing the race card in his Facebook post.
Geoff Burgan, a spokesman for the campaign, criticized Kise as one of "Rick Scott's former political hatchet men" who made a decision to "leak more documents about trips and events that have been reported on before". I think that's what he does mean; when he complains that cops have "had to go too far" by producing a weapon, it's not their judgment in the moment when facing a threat that I take him to be criticizing, it's their judgment before that moment in failing to earn the trust of citizens.
The story is nearly certain to live on.
"For me, as an owner of a Jewish deli and as someone who is very pro-Israel, it's important to host and get to know candidates at the state, local and national level that are pro-Israel so we can advocate for that cause". Everyone is watching to see whether or not this was just a blip on the screen of youth activism or whether you're going to make it work by showing up at the polls in record numbers.