Episode 11: Slippery Road  The Rotunda
THE ROTUNDA - On this episode we zero in on former Florida governor Jeb Bush’s attempt at damage control after flubbing his response to questions about Iraq and accidentally announcing he’s an official 2016 presidential candidate. While Marco Rubio leads in national polls, will the trend continue with Florida’s fastest growing demographic, the Hispanic vote? Democratic Strategist Steve Schale talks with Gomes about the road to the White House via the Sunshine State and why he’s concerned about Rubio’s influence.

When it comes to Governor Rick Scott’s plan for a “continuation budget,” former Republican Sen. Mike Fasano, whom Scott appointed to be Pasco County’s tax collector, ramps up his criticism by telling Gomes that Scott is out of touch and completely unaware about the basic history of Florida. Also State Rep. Alan Williams and Gretna City Commissioner Clarence Jackson make their appeal to Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeals and the public to proceed with a voter approved county-wide referendum in that would allow slots at the Gretna quarter horse racing facility. Plus Craft Brewers celebrate Gov. Rick Scott signing “growler” bill into law.

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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.


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