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Intersection: Congressional Races


Democrats across the country are hoping the so-called ‘blue wave’ that’s caused upset wins in solidly Republican districts will continue into November.  Qualification for congressional elections in Florida closed last week, setting up some tough primaries- including Alan Grayson taking on incumbent Darren Soto in Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Political analysts Michelle Ertel and Dick Batchelor join Intersection to unpack this and other races. 
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Intersection: Rick Scott Launches Senate Bid


Rick Scott has vowed to shake up what he called a ‘horribly dysfunctional’ Washington D.C., if he’s elected to Senate. Political strategists Steve Schale and Adam Goodman join Politico Florida senior editor Sergio Bustos to discuss how voters could see the election as a referendum on President Donald Trump.
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Intersection

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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Intersection: The Battle Over Health Insurance; Big Spending In Political Campaigns


The Republican quest to repeal and replace Obamacare didn’t get the votes it needed. So where does the debate over health insurance go from here, and what does it mean for the 1.7 million Floridians signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act? Political analysts Dick Batchelor & Chris Carmody take the pulse on the health insurance battle in Florida and talk about big spending campaigns from the Governor’s mansion to Capitol Hill.
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