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Bolsonaro, Lula Duel for Key Endorsements Ahead of Brazil Runoff

  • President got support of re-elected governors in key states
  • Leftist challenger backed by party of fourth-placed candidate
Jair Bolsonaro, left, and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Jair Bolsonaro, left, and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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President Jair Bolsonaro and his leftist challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are rushing to secure endorsements from key political players from across Brazil as they gear up for the second stretch of the presidential campaign ahead of a Oct. 30 runoff.

Two re-elected governors in the southeast region, home to more than 40% of Brazilian voters, endorsed the right-wing president on Tuesday, while Lula was backed by the party of the candidate who ended fourth in the race.