It’s widely assumed that New York and California will go Democratic in November, and that Texas will go Republican. But Florida? The fourth biggest state in America is almost always a toss-up. Why? And what might push it one way or the other? Need to Know host Jeff Greenfield spoke with Susan MacManus, professor of public administration and political science at the University of South Florida in Tampa. MacManus is co-author of the textbook “Politics in States and Communities.” Greenfield began by asking MacManus: Why is Florida always so competitive?
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