Monday, 19 September 2016 00:00

Episode 76: In Between Jobs

THE ROTUNDA - Thanks to his comedic appearance at the Emmy Awards, we now know ex-presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush is moonlighting as an Uber driver. On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, you’ll hear how Bush is handling his “in-between jobs” status along with soon to be former Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Also, Bay News 9 capitol reporter Troy Kinsey discusses the bipartisan blowback from Gov. Rick Scott’s attack on Sen. Bill Nelson over Zika funding. Gomes then talks with Dan Peterson, director of the Center for Property Rights at the James Madison Institute about solving the “Everglades Riddle” with the ongoing debate over government vs. private land ownership for conservation purposes and finding the right balance that works for Florida. Plus, is it the end of an era with Donald Trump’s ‘birther’ announcement?  
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(CNN)Jeb Bush's top adviser, Sally Bradshaw, has left the Republican Party to become an independent, and says if the presidential race in Florida is close, she'll vote for Hillary Clinton.  Bradshaw, who's been close to the former Florida governor for decades and was senior adviser to his 2016 campaign, officially switched her registration to unaffiliated. She told CNN's Jamie Gangel in an email interview that the GOP is "at a crossroads and have nominated a total narcissist -- a misogynist -- a bigot."  "This is a time when country has to take priority over political parties. Donald Trump cannot be elected president," Bradshaw said. Read more and watch video on CNN
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Monday, 09 May 2016 00:00

Episode 59: Anyone But Trump

THE ROTUNDA - In an extraordinary rebuke of their party’s presumed nominee, some Republicans are choosing to sit out the upcoming presidential election to avoid voting for Donald Trump or throw their support to Democrat Hillary Clinton. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has pledged skip voting in November adding fuel to the #NeverTrump and “Anyone but Trump” movement. But, as Democrats revel in the GOP chaos, Bernie Sanders is still causing trouble as he continues to ride his ‘political revolution,’ even though the math isn’t on his side to secure the Democratic nomination. On this episode, Republican consultant John “Mac” Stipanovich explains why he’s calling on members of his own party to skip or vote for Hillary Clinton. Plus Gomes talks with Democratic consultant Steve Schale about the impact of Sanders' continued candidacy now that Trump is the last man standing for the GOP. 
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Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Episode 48: All Out From Jeb!

THE ROTUNDA - An in-depth look at Jeb Bush’s final hours in his failed bid for the White House with POLITICO’s Marc Caputo. Bush initially denied and ridiculed Caputo’s reporting about staffers shopping their resumes around because the campaign was coming to an end. Gomes also chats with Florida’s new Insurance Consumer Advocate, Sha’Ron James about legislation that would ban surprise medical bills. There is also an update on Uber/Lyft insurance bills. Plus Volunteer Florida’s Chester Spellman touts a unique service project called “Suits for Session” which provides business attire to those in need.
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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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Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

Episode 47: Delay, Delay, Delay

THE ROTUNDA - This episode debuts a Monday release and explores the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on the presidential campaign. Gomes also talks with Politico’s Matt Dixon about the Florida Legislature’s budget divide along with other hot-button issues at session’s midpoint. What does it mean to be a Conservatarian? Gomes chats with National Review staff writer Charles C.W. Cooke about his book, The Conservatarian Manifesto. Also, with tax season in full swing, the president of the Florida Institute of CPAs Deborah Curry offers up important tips for filing taxes in 2016.    
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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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