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Bolsonaro, Lula Battle for Votes in Brazil’s Largest State

  • Both candidates held rallies in Sao Paulo state Saturday
  • Gap between them in the state has dropped in race’s final days
Jair Bolsonaro shows gratitude to supporters during an evangelical event called 'Women for Brazil', on Sept. 23. 

Jair Bolsonaro shows gratitude to supporters during an evangelical event called 'Women for Brazil', on Sept. 23. 

Photographer:  Fred Magno/Getty Images

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The front-runners in Brazil’s presidential election are seeking support in the country’s most populous state, where the polling gap between them has narrowed in the last days of the campaign.

President Jair Bolsonaro attended an event in Campinas, one of the biggest cities in Sao Paulo state, in the morning, before taking part in a televised debate Saturday night. Meanwhile, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is not participating in the debate, held two rallies in the state’s capital.