Rep. Ron DeSantis Defeats Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in Florida’s Gubernatorial Primary
By Fox News // August 28, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: Florida voters head to the polls on primary day.
FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Trump-backed Rep. Ron DeSantis will defeat state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in Florida’s gubernatorial primary, the Fox News Decision Desk projects.
Also, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott will easily win the GOP nomination for the Senate, according to a Fox News projection. Scott, who is term limited as governor, will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in what will be one of the most closely watched Senate races in November. Nelson was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
DeSantis will face off in November against the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary. Although it is too early to project a winner in that contest, former Rep. Gwen Graham, daughter of former Florida governor and Sen. Bob Graham, has a lead over half a dozen competitors.
Most voting places in Florida closed at 7 p.m. ET, but precincts remained open for another hour in cities on the Florida’s panhandle, which is in the Central Time Zone.
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