Primary Election

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Florida’s August 28 primary election is now less than three months away and things are heating up on the campaign trail for candidates in the Republican and Democratic races for the governor’s office.  Democratic candidates including former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Orlando businessman Chris King and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine faced off in their third debate on Monday.  Billionaire and Palm Beach County real estate tycoon Jeff Greene officially filed paper work in early June to run for Governor as a Democrat as well.  Despite Greene’s late entry and his absence from the debate stage so far, his substantial wealth has the potential to shake up the primary.  Greene spent $30 million of his own money back in 2010 in a failed U.S. Senate bid.