Top Republicans In Florida Gubernatorial Race Hold First Debate

Top Republicans In Florida Gubernatorial Race Hold First Debate

ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – In a Debate on the Fox News Channel the top two Republicans in the race for Florida governor faced off. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis took shots at each other at the debate held in Orlando but they agreed on a number of issues. “I think we have a great opportunity to build off the success that Governor Scott had by expanding economic growth and job opportunity, reforming our education system,” said Rep. DeSantis. “I’m a farmer. I’m a small business owner. I know my state best and I will always put Florida first,” said Commissioner Putnam. The first half of the debate covered topics that included the new opening on the U.S. Supreme Court, civility and President Trump’s planned meeting with Russia’s leader. The topic then turned to mass shootings and gun control. Rep. Ron DeSantis says mass shootings should not be the reason people’s Second Amendment rights are taken away. “It wasn’t because of the Second Amendment that happened. It was because an utter failure of both the locals and the FBI and if I had been Governor I would not have signed gun control,” said Rep. DeSantis. Commissioner Putnam agreed gun control is not the answer. “We cannot allow them to say to our American citizens that you are going to lose all of your Second Amendment rights because of what mentally-unstable individuals and those who are inspired by terrorists have done to soft targets,” said Putnam. Another […]

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