MIAMI (AP) _ Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is getting ready to mount a major fight in Florida against two of the state’s resident sons.
Jeb Bush led Florida as a two-term governor and Marco Rubio has been a senator since 2011.
But the billionaire businessman is outpacing both in early polls. His team is hoping to maintain that advantage with a heavy investment in the state.
Trump will arrive Friday for a two-day swing _ his first as a presidential candidate _ with rallies planned in Miami Friday evening and Jacksonville on Saturday.
Trump recently brought on a Florida state campaign director and plans to open a Sarasota office in early November.
The campaign is also expected to announce the hiring of multiple state co-chairs soon.