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Andrew Gillum in Stuart, Ron DeSantis in West Palm Beach

Posted at 5:26 AM, Oct 08, 2018

Both of the candidates for governor were in our area this weekend. 

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum took part in a boat tour and rally in Stuart on Sunday.

He took the opportunity to view some of Martin County's environmental issues including conditions on the St. Lucie River amidst another blue-green algae crisis.

"This is our moment to save the future of the state of Florida for the next generation. Even business interests have to know that if we allow our environment to be degraded in this state that there's no business for them in that. There's no economy in that," said Gillum.

Gillum also attended a rally in Memorial Park in Stuart.

Ron DeSantis in West Palm Beach

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis held a rally in West Palm Beach on Saturday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

DeSantis tweeted out he is redirecting his panhandle campaign staff and volunteers to prepare their communities ahead of Tropical Storm Michael.