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LISTEN: Rep. Gaetz On Marijuana, His Mugshot, And Political Culture In Tallahassee

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Ft. Walton Beach Republican Representative Matt Gaetz is helping carry on the family name in politics.

One week shy of 32 years old, he’s one of the state’s youngest lawmakers. He’s now running for the state Senate. His dad is Senate President Don Gaetz, also a Panhandle Republican.

But Matt Gaetz is an attorney who is not just sitting in his dad’s shadow.

WLRN-Miami Herald News reporter Gina Jordan sat down with Rep. Gaetz at the Capitol. They discuss medical marijuana, his mugshot, and the changing political culture.

Hear the full interview below: