Gina Jordan

Gina Jordan reports from Tallahassee for WUSF and WLRN about how state policy affects your life.

4:30pm

Mon August 27, 2012
It's All Politics

The Florida Delegation's Snowy Day

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 4:56 pm

A police boat patrols the waterways in the downtown area Monday in Tampa, Fla., site of the Republican National Convention.
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It's the closest these Floridians will ever get to an actual snow day.

The threat of Isaac canceled most official business at the Republican National Convention Monday. But the storm went west, sending a little wind and rain to Tampa. The typical summer afternoon thunderstorm is worse.

So members of Florida's delegation were free to engage in a political snowball fight — they ate, partied and trashed a political traitor: former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist.

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2:00am

Thu March 29, 2012
Around the Nation

The Lobbyist Behind Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

The murder of Trayvon Martin has shone a spotlight on Florida's law that authorizes the use of deadly force in self-defense. The law has been widely cited as the reason why shooter George Zimmerman has not been arrested. Marion Hammer is one of the most powerful lobbyists in Florida, and has helped to make the law a reality in the state.