DeSantis, Putnam face off in the Florida GOP gubernatorial debate-live-blog

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Florida Republican gubernatorial primary heats up

President Trump supports Rep. Ron DeSantis; Peter Doocy reports.

Florida primary season is to win in the swing and the seat of the Governor of the state. Republican candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis, and EU agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in Orlando for a debate Thursday, hosted by Fox News.

Rep. DeSantis, 39, is an Iraq war veteran and a decorated military lawyer who served in the U.S. house since 2013.

Adam Putnam, 43, was elected as the state Commissioner for agriculture in 2010.

Rep. De Santis and Putnam are only competing in two under the 10 Republican candidates for the lieutenancy.

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