Politics

Who in the Democratic Party may run for the state's top job? There's already a list of declared candidates including former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew, and Orlando businessman Chris King. WUSF's Steve Newborn recently spoke with veteran political journalist William March about these candidates and a wealthy and high-profile possibility - Orlando attorney and medical marijuana advocate John Morgan.

The election for Florida's next governor is more than a year away, but contenders are lining up - including several Republicans from the Tampa Bay area. WUSF's Steve Newborn spoke with veteran journalist William March about how the GOP race is shaping up.

Republicans Set To Run For Raulerson, Cruz Seats

Aug 2, 2017

Two Republicans have opened campaign accounts to try to succeed Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City, and House Minority Leader Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, in Hillsborough County House districts.

Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco held a news conference Monday to confirm what many top backers already knew: He has abandoned his embattled bid for mayor.

"This year's proven to be exceptionally challenging for me, my family and the community, forcing all of us to deal with distractions and political attacks that have no purpose but to cloud my service to the people of Miami Beach," Grieco said.

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam of Bartow comes from a long line of citrus farmers, so it's no surprise he's in favor of a continued flow of migrant labor to help pick that fruit. But is he in favor of "amnesty"  for all people in the country illegally? 


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