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National attention focused on Florida's gubernatorial race

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 14:53:44-04

(WTXL) - This wide-open race for Florida's next governor has caught national attention, even drawing input from our President.

Florida is a purple state, so its always getting attention but this time around, the gubernatorial race has even gotten the attention of President Donald Trump.

President Trump endorsed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary, over Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

President Trump has been known to wade into political races with Twitter endorsements and enthusiastic encouragement for those he favors and a lot of voters who were polled Tuesday say Trump's endorsement of DeSantis was a deciding factor when they cast their ballots.

Andrew Gillum also got a nice boost by getting Bernie Sanders endorsement.

Sanders stumped on Gillum's behalf two weeks ago, with the hope that young democratic voters who favored Sanders over Clinton in the last presidential bid may now throw their support behind Tallahassee's mayor.