Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidates to debate

Posted at 5:35 AM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 01:45:27-04

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - The five Democratic candidates for Florida governor are having their final debate.

The Florida Press Association is sponsoring Thursday night’s debate in Palm Beach Gardens between former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and businessmen Jeff Greene and Chris King. They have a town hall scheduled next week in Jacksonville.

Recent polls show the race is tight. The debate is being shown in 10 markets and livestreamed at starting at 7 p.m. Eastern.

The winner of the Aug. 28 primary will face either Congressman Ron DeSantis or Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who are seeking the Republican nomination.

Incumbent Republican Rick Scott cannot seek a third term because of limits.