FL Governor Race - Whoya got?

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  1. g8tr72

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    This campaign is more negative than a primary campaign should be. The establishment (both Dems and Pubs) are semi-hysterical at the prospect of DeSantis becoming governor. The left-wing Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel has endorsed Putnam for the primary. There is little doubt who they will endorse in the November election. Adam Putnam has done his homework, paid his dues and deserves to be the GOP nominee for governor | Editorial

    Putnam is owned by Big Sugar. DeSantis may be able to resist pressure to cave to lobbyists. I expect to vote for DeSantis.
     
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      And that is one reason why he will get my vote.
       
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        gatordad3 You're stewed, buttwad!

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          First woman Gov of Florida.
           
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          The problem with this ad, is the fact what does he personally believe in. Just he believes in Trump... don't care. I want to know the man is his own man.
           
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            I moved from Florida in 2011....how did Rick Scott do as governor?
             
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            Pretty much like all the past governors like Graham and Chiles. He let big sugar ruin the environment.
             
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            Establishment Swamp Dweller vs MAGA. Both look like lifer politicians.

            Not really a great choice either way. Take your pick. Either one is gazillions times more preferable than any of the Liberals, each of whom tries to out-Left the others.
             
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            Putnam really screwed himself with his over the top Trump bashing even when Trump had already locked up the Rep nomination basically. He would have had an easy nomination if not for that. I would call it 50/50 who wins the Rep primary since Trump is endorsing his opponent now.
             
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            He did alright. Taxes have been kept low but the legislature in FL pretty much controls most of that at the state level.
             
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            Adam is wealthy Central Florida agricultural royalty. Who knows about DeSantis other than he is Trump guy.
             
          • Blacklabgator

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            Like Putnam but don’t think he’s gonna beat Desantis
             
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            Polls showed Putnam well ahead until Trump endorsed deSantis, whereupon deSantis took the lead. Problem for gop is that polls show Putnam beats Graham but deSantis doesn't.
             
            • ExecutiveGator

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              Are these the same polls that said Hilary was a lock and that the vote was only a formality to a foregone conclusion?
               
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                Would Graham be centrist like her father or forced far left like the rest of her party?

                Skeletor is going to destroy teet-sucking Nelson though, Nelson already loading up the excuse train about Russia instead of trying to win, he already knows he is beat.
                 
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                I had really liked Putnam historically, but I'm going to have to research as well. I'll vote for either come November, but I really need to see which one cares more about FL.
                 
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                Is Corrine Brown running?
                 
                • Okeechobee Joe

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                  Putnam is a Gator, Florida Blue Key and Florida Agricultural Commissioner. He bills himself as the Florida First candidate. Although DeSantis is also a Florida native and is graduate of Yale (BA History) and the Harvard Law School and has military service. DeSantis has political experience being in the US House of Representatives. Putnam also served in the US House. DeSantis is regularly on Fox News and is Trump's candidate. Politics in Florida is no longer local and Trump's vocal support has really put DeSantis in the lead. Either one is qualified.
                   
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                    Yes. We will be fine with either Republican. The Dems have moved so far left from the Lawton Chiles days. BTW, he was the last Democrat I voted for at any level of office.
                     

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