The battle for the statehouse is on in Florida and America's Election Headquarters will be there Thursday night to bring you a key debate. 

Tune in on Fox News Channel Thursday at 6:30pm ET as Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier moderate a live forum between the two Republican gubernatorial candidates, Rep. Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam. 

A recent poll showed Putnam, who served in Congress for 10 years before becoming Florida agriculture commissioner, with a double-digit lead over DeSantis, who has been one of President Trump's most vocal backers on Capitol Hill.

DeSantis received the president's endorsement on Friday. 

The Sunshine State forum will be the first major debate between the two candidates ahead of the Aug. 28 primary. 

Gov. Rick Scott (R) is leaving office this year, pursuing a run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).

Don't miss the crucial debate, from Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, on Thursday at 6:30pm ET on Fox News Channel.