Gubernatorial Race

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the leading Republican candidate for governor, said Tuesday that Americans don't need to fight about Confederate statues and should instead focus on fighting the country's 21st century enemies.


Republican state senator Jack Latvala says he is entering the Florida governor's race.

Latvala Launches Campaign For Governor

Aug 11, 2017

Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, joined the 2018 race for governor on Friday, filing papers to make his campaign official.

Who in the Democratic Party may run for the state's top job? There's already a list of declared candidates including former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew, and Orlando businessman Chris King. WUSF's Steve Newborn recently spoke with veteran political journalist William March about these candidates and a wealthy and high-profile possibility - Orlando attorney and medical marijuana advocate John Morgan.

The election for Florida's next governor is more than a year away, but contenders are lining up - including several Republicans from the Tampa Bay area. WUSF's Steve Newborn spoke with veteran journalist William March about how the GOP race is shaping up.

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