Sunday, June 7, 2020
With five weeks to go until Floridians pick their next governor, the two top candidates are calling on each other to return donations. 
DeSantis spoke for about 25 minutes to a convention luncheon full of businessmen and women, telling the polite crowd that he was the only veteran running for governor but also that he was the only unabashed capitalist and the only one not under investigation by the FBI. 
Recent polls have shown Gillum ahead of DeSantis though the Democrats have not won a gubernatorial election in Florida since 1994 when incumbent Gov. Lawton Chiles edged future Gov. Jeb Bush. 
Pam Bondi slams Andrew Gillum for backing Aramis Ayala, Hillary Clinton to campaign for Andrew Gillum and Publix creating 700 jobs in Central Florida over the next decade.
But not all is doom and gloom for the GOP with most experts saying the Senate race remains very close while the gubernatorial contest can narrow since many statewide elections in Florida are competitive. 
Last week, state CFO Jimmy Patronis’ campaign launched a new website hitting Democratic candidate former state Sen. Jeremy Ring. For its part, the Ring campaign launched a website of its own.
Diaz-Balart urged the Senate to pass his bill, something that did not happen two years ago. 
Hukill represents parts of Volusia and Brevard Counties and chairs the Senate Education Committee. 
Down in the polls against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., turned to Susie Wiles to chair his campaign for governor. 
Throughout 2018, Florida voters have been telling pollsters that their top issues include healthcare, the economy, immigration and gun control. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows these issues remain important but there a few other concerns at the national issue.