"Who will be Florida’s next governor and senator? Candidates face the final sprint" PBS NewsHour 10/29/2018
SUMMARY: Florida’s governor’s race is one of the most watched in the country. It pits former congressman Ron DeSantis [R] against Andrew Gillum [D] the mayor of Tallahassee. The outgoing governor, Rick Scott, is challenging incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson. Close races are also unfolding in at least five congressional districts. Judy Woodruff reports on tough races up and down the Florida ballot.
"How Florida voters are thinking ahead of Election Day" PBS NewsHour 10/29/2018
SUMMARY: Florida is yet again proving to be a swing-state election battleground. How do voters in the Tampa and St. Petersburg area see the midterms and other pressing issues? Judy Woodruff talks to five residents, ranging in age and political persuasion.
"Why Florida Democrats need young people and Puerto Rican voters to turn out this election" PBS NewsHour 10/29/2018
SUMMARY: In the last two governors’ and presidential races, the winners in the state have been determined by razor-thin margins. This year, the results could hinge on the participation, or lack thereof, of three groups: retirees, young voters, and an influx of Puerto Ricans. Yamiche Alcindor reports on the turnout efforts.
"Will ‘red tide’ algae in Florida turn some Republican voters ‘blue’?" PBS NewsHour 10/29/2018
SUMMARY: From rising sea-levels to toxic algae, Florida voters have a host of water problems on their minds this election season. Governor and Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott saw his poll numbers slide as ‘red tide’ algae bloomed. Scott’s critics blame him for cuts to environmental programs. His supporters say a Scott win may mean more help from the Trump administration. Lisa Desjardins reports.
"Tamara Keith and Susan MacManus on what Florida’s midterms mean for Trump in 2020" PBS NewsHour 10/29/2018
SUMMARY: Tamara Keith of NPR and Florida political expert Susan MacManus join Judy Woodruff in Tampa for a special Politics Monday. They discuss Trump’s strategy in the “Sunshine State,” his response to recent violence and voters’ concerns about the direction of the country.
"How first-time voters are being mobilized in Florida" PBS NewsHour 10/29/2018
SUMMARY: The 2018 midterms mark the first time most of those born in the year 2000 can vote in a national election. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab's Mason Berger reports on how organizations in Florida are trying to mobilize young voters around issues like the cost of college and gun violence.