In episode No. 6 of Florida Watch, presented by The Bradenton Times and Manatee Educational Television, I join panel members Doug Miles, Dennis Maley and Gary Schuster in discussing the 2012 GOP presidential field, as well as Florida’s role in picking the party’s nominee. Check it out after the jump.
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