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Michelle Ertel and Dick Batchelor. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: Primary Day Analyis


It’s primary day in Florida. Candidates are vying for their party’s nomination in the race for the Governor’s mansion. Agriculture commissioner and attorney general are also on the ballot. Political analysts Dick Batchelor and Michelle Ertel join Intersection to discuss the issues and races making headlines.
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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (L) and Congressman Ron DeSantis (R).
Intersection

Intersection: Republican Gubernatorial Debate Recap


Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Ron DeSantis squared off Thursday night in a televised debate on Fox News. Republican political analyst Michelle Ertel and former Democratic state lawmaker Dick Batchelor join us to discuss what took place at the debate.
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Local News

Adam Putnam Weighs In On Immigration


Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam says he wants more information about a South Florida detention facility for unaccompanied immigrant children. This week, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and fellow Florida Democrat, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, were denied entry to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children.
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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Governor’s Race Update; The International Space Station; Handmade, Amigo


https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/061618_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt’s a crowded field of candidates in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Amid the clamor- whose voice stands out? Meanwhile- there are calls for agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam- running on the GOP ticket for Governor- to resign. What’s behind those calls? Political analysts Carol Cox and Molly Nardella join us for an update on the race for the Governor’s mansion.  The White House is mulling turning over the management of the International Space Station to private hands in a few years. What …
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Intersection

Intersection: Cutting Through The Fog Of Campaign Finance


The primary campaign season is underway in Florida and already millions of dollars are being spent in the race to be the next governor. It’s pretty clear where some of the money is coming from, as evidenced by a recent controversy that embroiled the Publix grocery chain. But other campaign funding is a bit more murky. Gary Fineout of the associated press joins us to cut through the fog of campaign finance in the sunshine state.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Shoppers continue to boycott Publix for supporting Adam Putnam


Is there a more beloved brand in Florida other than Publix? Probably not. The Lakeland grocery store chain has been conquering hearts since 1930 with its free cookies, chicken tender Pub Subs and heartwarming holiday commercials. There is a limit, though, to some Floridians adoration, and its name is the National Rifle Association. Shoppers have been threatening to boycott Publix this Memorial Day Weekend over the company’s support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. Over the years, Publix has donated about $670,000 to the Agriculture Commissioner’s campaigns, which is a record amount to a single candidate for the chain. By supporting Putnam, though, Publix is supporting a candidate who touts himself as a “proud NRA sellout.” The Bartow politician has …
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Local News

Intersection: A Look At Florida Politics


Rick Scott will be terming out of his Florida Governor position, which makes him a potential candidate for a senate position. However, as for the Governor race, over the thanksgiving holiday, John Morgan said he would not seek the Democratic nomination for Governor, ending months of speculation he might jump into the race.
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Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam, who is running for Governor on the Republican ticket, holds a basket full of Florida shaped cookies at a campaign stop in Altamonte Springs. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Local News

Adam Putnam Campaigns In Central Florida


Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says Governor Rick Scott has a good opportunity to wield his veto pen over the state budget. Putnam weighed in on the budget during a campaign stop in Altamonte Springs Tuesday. He’s part way through a bus tour of the state after launching his bid for Governor on the Republican ticket.
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