Politics

Guests on Sundial for Tuesday, March 6:

Gubernatorial candidates from across the state are preparing for the primary elections that are taking place in August. Miami Beach's former mayor, Philip Levine, has tossed his hat in the ring to run to be Florida's next governor.  He spoke about his plans leading up to the primary elections and what he hopes to accomplish should he become Florida's next governor.

Momentum has stalled for a bill that would have allowed human trafficking victims to sue hotels that do not take action and train employees to prevent such atrocities. The measure’s sponsor isn’t saying why she pulled the plan.

As a veteran and West Point graduate, retired Florida real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. says he knows what military-style weapons like the AR-15 can do.

“They're still designed to kill people,” said Hoffman, of North Palm Beach. “I don't care what anybody says, that's what they're for.”

Hoffman served as finance chair for the Republican National Committee and co-chair of both George W. Bush campaigns. Now, as a private citizen and major Republican donor, he plans to put his influence to use to ban assault weapons.

Mike Fernandez has raised millions of dollars for mostly Republican politicians, but he says no one seeking public office will get his money if they don't support gun control.

Do Florida politicians really want to create a "sanctuary state," as the speaker of the state House claim? 

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