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Gwen Ifill is in St. Pete today



Looking forward to heading over to the Palladium Theatre a little later for the taping of Washington Week. Ifill this morning:

Florida politics has always been its own special fun. Long before the election year ground to a shocking legal halt in the wake of the disputed 2000 election, it was the home of "Walkin' Lawton" Chiles, the guy who ran for governor by walking across the state; Terri Schiavo, whose life support drama turned into a national flashpoint; and Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy whose residency dispute singlehandedly revived the Cold War.

Last month out in L.A. talking to the Tampa Bay Times' Eric Deggans: "It's really so much more complicated than we've given it credit for. It's about diversity in a more complicated way; diversity of ambition and hope and whether change is a good thing or bad thing. And you can capture it all in Florida. If you pay attention."

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