With less than a week before the 2018 primary elections come to an end, the Republican gubernatorial primary race between Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis continues to sizzle.
Polls have DeSantis up big, but other seems to point to a much closer race.
DeSantis has been riding on President Trump’s endorsement of him, and Putnam is now calling him out on it.
Putnam recently stated that while he supports Trump’s agenda, DeSantis is only running on the endorsement because he doesn’t have a message to stand on.
According to the Gainesville Sun, Putnam chided DeSantis at a campaign event in Bradenton, Florida as being the president’s errand boy of sorts.
“You can’t afford to have a governor who calls the White House every morning and says, ‘What are we going to do today, boss?’ ”
“My opponent’s running on an endorsement,” Putnam told supporters. “No plan, no vision, no agenda — just an endorsement. Just hanging on to the coattails. It takes more than that to lead the state of Florida. You deserve better.”
Putnam also stated that there are many Trump supporters that backing his candidacy for governor.
There very well could be, but the overwhelming majority of the #TrumpTrain appears to be backing DeSantis.
Meanwhile, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Philip Levine and Gwen Graham are in a virtual tie at the top of their primary race.