Florida Democrats Brace For Close Finish In Governor’s Primary

With 6 days to go until Florida voters choose a Democratic nominee for governor, polls are showing a close race with former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and former Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine basically tied and only slightly ahead of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

The race is expected to be a photo finish. Its also poised to make history: if either Graham or Gillum succeeds in winning the nomination, either could potentially become Florida’s first African-American or female governor.

But they would each have to defeat whomever emerges from the Republican side of things: Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis are vying to represent the GOP. Both men have worked hard to align themselves with President Trump, who endorsed DeSantis.

The election is August 28 but early voting is already underway.