THE ROTUNDA -- NPR’s former political editor and host of the Political Junkie radio program, Ken Rudin discusses why Marco Rubio wins in the presidential announcement category over Hillary Clinton and the obstacles in front of Jeb Bush when he makes his bid official. The battle over Medicaid expansion continues as Governor Rick Scott announces plans to sue the federal government putting in jeopardy any plans for the House and Senate to find a budget compromise in the remaining days of session.
THE ROTUNDA - We track President Barack Obama’s first visit to the Everglades to press his climate change agenda while making subtle jabs at Republicans like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. Gomes talks with Bloomberg News Washington Bureau reporter, Toluse Olorunnipa, who traveled with President Obama during his Earth Day trip.
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.
THE ROTUNDA - We soak in all that was in Jacksonville’s Mayoral race. Florida Times-Union Government reporter Nate Monroe breaks down the key turning points leading to Lenny Curry’s defeat of Alvin Brown. As the Obama administration proposes big cuts in Florida’s Medicaid fight, Florida Politics reporter Christine Jordan Sexton tells Gomes the move is a “game changer” going into the special session.
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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