Battleground States: Florida

Reporters covering Florida as well as party officials and activists will discuss the state, which is one of the battlegrounds in this… read more

Reporters covering Florida as well as party officials and activists will discuss the state, which is one of the battlegrounds in this year’s presidential election. Guests will join the discussion via telephone and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

Some of the discussion will center around what the major party candidates are doing to attract voters in the state and the issues being stressed, what regional areas and voting blocs of the state they’re focusing on, changes to voting technology in the state since 2000 and the overall effect of the 2000 election on this year’s contest.

Adam Smith, political reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, will talk by video uplink from Tampa about why Florida is considered a “battleground” state. Kurt Browning, Supervisor of Elections for Pasco County, Florida, will talk by telephone about the voting technology that will be used on November 2nd and how localities within the state plan to ensure that all votes are accurately counted. Karin Johansson, state director for America Coming Together, will talk by video uplink from Tampa about what this voter registration group is doing to register and educated voters. ACT is one of the most highly visible “527” groups working in the state and is supported by George Soros. Bud Hedinger, host of “The Bud Hedinger Show” on WFLA-540 AM will talk by telephone from Orlando about what callers to his radio talk show are thinking about the upcoming presidential election. Al Cardenas, former GOP Chair of Florida and now a Bush-Cheney 04 consultant, will talk from Miami about the issues that are important to state residents and recent polling in the battleground state. State Senator Ron Klein, a Democratic leader, will also talk about the issues that are important to state residents and recent polling in the battleground state from West Palm Beach. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 28, 2004
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Sep 29, 2004

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  • Sep 28, 2004 | 8:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 29, 2004 | 1:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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