Ex-Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum says he's entering rehab
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<p>Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum stands in front of a Confederate monument on the Florida Capitol grounds and calls for its removal Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 in Tallahassee, Fla.</p>
MIAMI — Former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillum has disclosed he's entering a rehabilitation facility, saying he fell into alcohol abuse after losing his bid for the state's highest office.
A statement Sunday night by the 40-year-old Democrat came days after Gillum was named in a Miami Beach police report that said he was “inebriated" and initially unresponsive in a hotel room where authorities found him with a male companion and baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
The former Tallahassee mayor is not charged with any crime. Gillum said Sunday that he fell into a depression that led to alcohol abuse after he ran for governor in 2018.
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