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Join Gannett Florida's all-star political lineup each week for a lively discussion and in-depth reporting on politics from the state of Florida. Zac Anderson from the Sarasota Herald Tribune and Gannett state capital correspondent John Kennedy bring you insight and analysis each week, along with special guest reporters fresh from the scene of breaking political news.

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Join Gannett Florida's all-star political lineup each week for a lively discussion and in-depth reporting on politics from the state of Florida. Zac Anderson from the Sarasota Herald Tribune and Gannett state capital correspondent John Kennedy bring you insight and analysis each week, along with special guest reporters fresh from the scene of breaking political news.

    Florida Legislature returns to capital amid virus surge

    Florida Legislature returns to capital amid virus surge

    The Florida Legislature returned to Tallahassee for the first time since the spring to swear in new members and designate a new Senate president and House speaker. Journalists Antonio Fins, John Kennedy and Zac Anderson discuss the agendas laid out by the new legislative leadership and what they had to say about the pandemic that’s still raging in this state, the latest surge in coronavirus cases and how Gov. DeSantis is responding and the ongoing saga within the Florida GOP over acknowledging Joe Biden as president elect.

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    • 32 min
    Florida Republicans back Trump as he challenges election results

    Florida Republicans back Trump as he challenges election results

    Joe Biden secured victory by winning Pennsylvania and other key swing states, leading to celebrations across Florida. But Gov. Ron DeSantis wasn’t celebrating. He urged Trump to keep fighting the election results, and so have other Florida Republicans. Journalists John Kennedy, Antonio Fins and Zac Anderson discuss efforts by the Florida GOP to rally around Trump as he fights the results, how the relationship between Florida and Washington D.C. could change under a Biden administration and what Trump's post-presidency could look like in Florida.

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    • 33 min
    Is Florida still a swing state?

    Is Florida still a swing state?

    President Donald Trump proved this week that Florida is still Trump country and he did it in decisive fashion, winning by a whopping 3.4 percentage points, which is the Florida equivalent of a blowout. Journalists John Kennedy, Antonio Fins and Zac Anderson discuss whether Florida should even be considered a swing state anymore after Trump's big win, the presidential coattails and how they helped create a red wave of GOP victories across the state and the big role that Miami-Dade County played in Trump’s dominating performance.

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    • 34 min
    Trump in Tampa, Biden in Broward County as Florida becomes a raging inferno of campaign activity

    Trump in Tampa, Biden in Broward County as Florida becomes a raging inferno of campaign activity

    The President is holding his rally today in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium and Biden starts the day in Broward County and will finish the day with a later rally in Tampa. COVID-19 will offer two contrasting looks at the final days of campaigning as Election Day is just a few short days away.

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    • 27 min
    Trump and Obama head to Florida

    Trump and Obama head to Florida

    Florida's 14-day early voting period is underway and President Trump and former President Obama both are campaigning in the state as they work to drive Republicans and Democrats to the polls. Journalists Zac Anderson, John Kennedy and Antonio Fins discuss the high-profile campaign events, numbers from the first few days of early voting and the importance of Black voters for Biden.

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    • 27 min
    Trump holds first Florida rally since COVID-19 diagnosis

    Trump holds first Florida rally since COVID-19 diagnosis

    President Trump returned to the campaign trail this week in Florida for his first rally since being diagnosed with COVID-19. Joe Biden also was in the state for an event targeting seniors. Journalists Zac Anderson, John Kennedy and Antonio Fins discuss all the twists and turns in the presidential race as Election Day approaches in America’s largest battleground state.

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    • 38 min

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