Episode 174: Challenge Accepted
THE ROTUNDA – U.S. Representative Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, reflects on his time in Congress. As he seeks re-election, he fights off accusations from opponents that he’s a special interest candidate.

One of Lawson’s challengers, Democrat Albert Chester, tells Gomes that constituents in Congressional District 5 need new energy and claims his experience as a pharmacist will help solve the country’s healthcare problems. Also, Florida House candidate Elijah Manley says he’s running to wake up Rep. Bobby DuBose, D-Fort Lauderdale, who won his last two terms unopposed.  

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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.


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