And he hammered Gillum over an FBI investigation into possible malfeasance in city hall.
Another email noted that Gillum sent Miller a personal note to thank him for co-sponsoring the food.
DeSantis denounced the latest calls at an Orlando campaign event on Tuesday, saying "It's disgusting", and that the media should "investigate who's doing that".
"This campaign is powered by the people, as evidenced by the almost 100,000 small-dollar, grassroots donors supporting Mayor Gillum and his vision for Florida". Mr. Corey had won the stay at a charity auction, and invited his friends to accompany him.Mr. Gillum's campaign produced receipts on September 4 showing that the mayor and his wife, R. Jai Gillum, paid for their airfare to Costa Rica and several restaurant meals there.
"Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us for Hamilton tonight at 8 p.m.", Corey texted Gillum on August 10, 2016.
"DeSantis, on the other hand, hit Gillum over the mayor's acceptance of tickets to the Broadway musical "Hamilton" from an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in the summer of 2016 - a revelation in documents made public on Tuesday in connection with a state ethics commission probe".
Many of these donors are also among the biggest backers of the national Republican Governors Association, which has donated $1.5 million to DeSantis' accounts and poured $7.5 million into the Florida Facts PAC, which has spent millions on television ads aimed at boosting DeSantis.
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Gillum claimed that he later learned that his brother swapped tickets with lobbyist Adam Corey.
Justin Schmidt of Davie, a Gillum supporter who attended the forum at TKAE, feels that the Democratic candidate would be a strong supporter for the State of Israel if elected governor.
"Our proposal is simple", said Gillum.
"All this stuff that they say, I've got to let them know; anti-police?"
"I did go and see Hamilton", said Gillum.
Corey (the lobbyist): "That would be epic!" "I think I will need a room tomorrow night".
The topline numbers for the gubernatorial race show a statistical tie, with Republican Ron DeSantis leading Democrat Andrew Gillum 48-45 percent. They seem to contradict Gillum's version of the trips.
Opposition to Israel is "nothing more than warmed over anti-Semitism", DeSantis said, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "But you know had the situation been reversed I never would have ever reduced myself to referring to him in such familiar terms".
Gillum's story of how he paid for his ticket and his villa vacay is now being picked apart by the opposition, thrown in his face as proof that he's unfit for the Governor's mansion, and re-spun by the Gillum camp heading into the final two weeks of a testy and tumultuous campaign. "Andrew supports a single-payer plan which will force people off Medicare, force people off their employer plans and put them on a government-run single-payer plan that is wrong".