DeSantis, Gillum Make South Florida Stops On Thursday, Ahead Of Election

The two major party candidates battling to be labeled Florida's next governor will be in South Florida on Thursday campaigning for votes.

Republican candidate and former Rep. Ron DeSantis will be joined by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio at an event inside the Alpha and Omega Church on SW 78th Avenue and Miller Drive at 10 a.m. and later at Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana at 1:45 pm.

Miami native and State Rep. Jeanette Nunez -- DeSantis' running mate -- will attend an event with U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo in Key Largo starting at 5 p.m.

Democratic candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will take his bus tour across the area on Thursday, beginning the day with a stop in Key West before moving north to six cities in Miami-Dade County that include Homestead, the Richmond Heights area where Gillum was born and raised as well as Kendall and Miami Gardens.

Gillum, along with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson – who is in his own tight contest against current Gov. Rick Scott – will be at an event headlined by former President Barack Obama on Friday in Miami. 

Obama’s visit will be the latest by a national name to the Sunshine State as Trump will return to the state this weekend for another campaign event.

In the latest Quinnipiac University poll released last week, Gillum held a six point lead in the race as he seeks to become the first black governor in the state’s history. 

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