Democrat Andrew Gillum, who was defeated in his bid to become Florida governor, met with former President Barack Obama this week fueling speculation of a possible 2020 presidential bid, CNN is reporting.
The two met on Tuesday in Washington, the news network said. Obama had backed Gillum’s run for governor.
Asked this week if he would make a run at the White House, Gillum said: “I plan on being married to my wife. That is all I am planning.
“What I am committed to doing between now and 2020 is doing everything I can to make the state of Florida available and winnable for the democratic nominee for president.”
Obama had met last month with Beto O’Rourke, who is deciding whether to run for president. The meeting was held Nov. 16 after O’Rourke’s loss to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
Obama has also reportedly met with other possible 2020 candidates, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and Sen. Bernie Sander, I-Vt.