Republican gubernatorial frontrunner Ron DeSantis will undertake a six-city tour Monday, the day before the August 28 primary election. Congressman DeSantis is billing it as a “turnout tour” and he’ll hit critical Republican strongholds throughout Florida.
DeSantis will visit Jacksonville, Palm Harbor, Fort Myers, Miami, West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach.
Even though two recent polls show the GOP race between DeSantis and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has tightened, DeSantis’ internal tracking poll shows him holding a healthy double-digit lead. Earlier this week, the DeSantis campaign was also polling general election themes and potential match-ups with Democratic candidates. They are confident of a victory Tuesday night.
Meanwhile Putnam is on a 9-day bus tour. He swings through the Panhandle Friday with stops in Pensacola and Marianna and then to Jacksonville and The Villages Saturday. Putnam’s supports have knocked on the doors of 400,000 Republican voters and he remains confident his grassroots organization will carry him to victory on Tuesday.
With nearly 700,000 Republicans who have already cast their ballots, there are fewer and fewer voters to make contact with in these waning days of the primary election.