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Host George Bennett from the Palm Beach Post, Zac Anderson from the Sarasota Herald-Tribute and legendary state capitol embedded newsman John Kennedy discuss the upcoming Florida primary and the prospects of a "blue wave."
But wait, there’s more! Check out some of the articles related to this week’s episode:
President Bill Clinton was heralding the possibilities of the “information superhighway,” O.J. Simpson was readying his murder defense and Donald Trump was married to Marla Maples and preparing to unveil his new Mar-a-Lago Club the last time a Democrat won an election for governor in Florida.
Florida Democrats have a competitive five-candidate primary for governor and a widespread loathing of President Donald Trump to motivate them this year — the perfect conditions for a midterm “blue wave.” But so far, there’s little evidence of heightened Democratic enthusiasm in the run-up to the state’s Aug. 28 primaries.
The number of voters registered with minor parties or with no party affiliation in Florida has increased 4.2 percent since the 2016 presidential election while Democratic registrations are down slightly and Republican registrations have increased slightly, according to new statistics from the Florida Division of Elections.
Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders got shellacked by Hillary Clinton in Florida’s 2016 presidential primary. But the 33.3 percent of the vote Sanders got in that race might be enough to win this year’s five-candidate Florida Democratic primary for governor.