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Poll: Morgan, Putnam Lead Primaries

The Democrat is exploring divesting from his business interests should he run.

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Zach C. Cohen
Sept. 28, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

A poll (Sept. 14-21; 263 Democratic LVs) by the Florida Chamber of Commerce found attorney John Morgan (D) leading a hypothetical primary against Rep. Gwen Graham (D) 23-15 percent, with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine (D), and housing investor Chris King (D) trailing in the single-digits. (Florida Politics)

The Chamber also found (256 Republican LVs) state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (R) leading Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) 26-9 percent with state Sen. Jack Latvala (R) and state Speaker Richard Corcoran (R) trailing in the low single digits. (Florida Politics)

MORE MORGAN. Morgan “said he has begun exploring how to divest or remove himself from of his ubiquitous and varied business interests” in case he decides to run for governor. (Tampa Bay Times)

“A Philadelphia law firm has sued the Orlando-based Morgan & Morgan law firm in federal court, saying its well-known ads are ‘misleading’ potential clients.” (SaintPetersBlog)

KING’S DEMOCRACY. King on Tuesday called for restoring voting rights to nonviolent ex-convicts, strengthened independent redistricting, automatic and same-day voter registration, expanding early voting and voting sites, and “modernizing Florida’s outdated voting infrastructure.” (release)

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