Decision Florida: Gary Johnson, The Rubio-Murphy Race And The Coming Debate Over Guns

Oct 28, 2016

This week on Decision Florida, hosts Matthew Peddie, from WMFE, and Tom Hudson, from WLRN, talk with former New Mexico governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, who rejected the term "spoiler candidate."

Patricia Mazzei from the Miami Herald and Josh Gillin from Politifact join the conversation to talk about Florida's "split ticket factor,"  where Hillary Clinton is wining the presidential debate but Marco Rubio is still leading the polls for Senate. Gillin explains Politifact's fact checking process and its ratings of both Marco Rubio and opponent Patrick Murphy's statements, particularly during their last debate.

After the Pulse nightclub massacre, how could this election influence any response from Florida lawmakers about who can own guns and where they can carry them? Peddie and Hudson talk to reporters Renata Sago, from WMFE, and Gray Rohrer, from the Orlando Sentinel about the debate on firearms availability and licensing in our state. 

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