Polling for the open Republican gubernatorial primary has consistently shown Agriculture Commissioner and former US Rep. Adam Putnam and Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-Palm Coast/ Daytona Beach) locked in a virtual dead heat and, like for their Democratic counterparts, most surveys find all the candidates below 20% in definitive support. The third presumed significant candidate, state House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Land O’ Lakes), was expected to begin a major push forward but has now changed course. Consistently failing to even reach high single-digits in polling, Mr. Corcoran has decided not to run, and this week instead endorsed Mr. Putnam.
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