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Florida governor hopefuls making Trump a November issue

Posted: 11:29 PM, Aug 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 11:27:46Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's candidates for governor are already making President Donald Trump a general election issue even before voters pick nominees on Tuesday.
  
Trump inserted himself into the middle of Florida's governor's race by picking sides in the Republican primary, giving a boost to U.S. Rep. DeSantis and handing Democrats a strategy against him in November if he wins Tuesday's primary.
  
DeSantis is facing Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam for the GOP nomination, but some of the Democrats also seeking to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott are looking ahead to November and have stepped up attacks on Trump and DeSantis.
  
Democrats seeking the nomination include former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine; former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham; Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum; billionaire Jeff Greene; and businessman Chris King.

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