Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:00

Jeb Bush drops out of White House race

Jeb Bush, unable to muster enthusiasm for his presidential bid beyond the family network that helped him raise a record $160 million, is suspending his campaign following a disappointing finish in South Carolina. The decision follows a string of underwhelming primary finishes for the former Florida governor, including in New Hampshire where he invested heavily and bet on a massive ground organization but still finished behind Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ted Cruz. Read more POLITICO
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Friday, 05 February 2016 00:00

Episode 46: Please Clap

THE ROTUNDA -- This episode looks at Governor Rick Scott's big push to rally support for his $1 billion in tax cuts plan, including staging a game of cornhole in the Capitol rotunda. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum talks with Gomes about his decision to skip a run for Congress and why he’s speaking out against the Legislature’s Open & Campus-Carry gun bills. The family of former FSU football player Devaughn Darling makes an impassioned plea to lawmakers to process a claims bill for his untimely death. And Gomes checks in on Florida’s presidential candidates after Iowa. Plus, Will Galloway with the Capital Steps returns.           
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Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Episode 43: The Beginning Session 2016

THE ROTUNDA - This episode captures the opening of the 2016 legislative session. From Gov. Rick Scott’s pitch during his State of the State address to cut taxes and create jobs to the outcry from Florida’s largest teacher’s union organizing a rally of more than 2,000 to say, “enough is enough” with the state education system.
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Thursday, 07 January 2016 00:00

Rick Scott gushes over Donald Trump in op-ed

Gov. Rick Scott issued a non-endorsement endorsement of Donald Trump by penning a Wednesday op-ed in USA Today in which he lauded the GOP presidential frontrunner for bucking the Republican “establishment.” “I won the governor’s race in 2010 and many outsiders — some businesspeople — continue to shock the political establishment by coming into elected office from careers outside of politics,” Scott wrote in the piece, headlined “Donald Trump has America's pulse: Rick Scott.” “I know Donald Trump personally,” Scott continued, “and while I currently have no plans to endorse a candidate before Florida’s March presidential primary, there is no doubt that Donald is a man who speaks and tweets his mind freely.” Scott’s praise of Trump as a candidate marks a turnaround from June, when the New York billionaire and part-time Florida resident was frozen out of the economic forum the governor hosted in Orlando with other likely Republican presidential contenders at the time. Insiders said Trump was fuming. Read more in POLITICO
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Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

Episode 41: New Opportunities

THE ROTUNDA -- An exit interview with Governor Rick Scott’s most trusted advisor, Jessie Panuccio. The state’s jobs czar tells Gomes about his often-bitter battles with legislators, his accomplishments and the true reason for his departure.
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Friday, 11 December 2015 00:00

Episode 40: Influence of Trump

THE ROTUNDA -- Donald Trump’s hardcore hater, Rick Wilson, was among the first to warn against the media’s fascination with Trump, but with his controversial proposals becoming an issue of national security, others in the GOP are now starting to listen up. Gomes also sits down for a chat with Peter Schorsch, one of the most influential people in Florida politics. The entrepreneur discusses the growth of his new media empire, as well as the release of his third edition of INFLUENE Magazine featuring 100 of the most powerful people in Florida politics.
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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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