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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump’s candidate to face black mayor for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Trump’s candidate to face black mayor for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Florida’s race for Governor comes down to a conservative congressman backed by President Donald Trump and a once little-known liberal who hopes to become the state’s first black governor.

The race between U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who both defeated better known rivals in their primaries Tuesday, gives voters a stark contrast as both parties chose nominees from their fringes.

DeSantis came from behind with the help of Trump to beat Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who campaigned longer, raised more money and built the support of the party establishment.

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