Florida GOP Gubernatorial Debate


KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Republican candidates Rep. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam met in Orlando for the Florida GOP Gubernatorial debate. 
  • DeSantis spent most of the debate boasting his endorsement from President Trump, while Putnam reminded voters that he is a true-and-true Florida politician unlike DeSantis who spends his time in Washington.
  • The candidates agreed on most issues, including trade, the second amendment and condemning Maxine Waters for her recent comments- The real differences came in their style of debate rather than the substance of their answers. 
  • Many voters have said they like both candidates- and wish DeSantis would stay in Washington so that Putnam could be Florida Governor. 
  • Many Floridians thought Putnam's shining moment came when he prioritized local politics- saying he cares about Ruskin not Russia, and our St. Petersburg here in Florida. 
  • In terms of crowd approval, the debate was a tie. If you prioritize national issues, you'd likely think DeSantis was the winner, but Putnam won over those concerned with state politics. 

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