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'Florida Matters: The Convention' Talks Political Gaffes, Charlie Crist's Switcheroo and More

Tuesday's Florida Matters: The Convention included plenty of politics. Here's what you missed:

  • Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe discussed the prevalence of political gaffes.
  • University of South Florida political science professor Dr. James "Ed" Benton discussed the youth vote.
  • Katie Sanders, reporter for PolitiFact Florida and the Tampa Bay Times, fact-checked this abortion claim by former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist.
  • Alternate delegate and Hillsborough County GOP chairman Art Wood checked in from the Florida delegation's headquarters at Innisbrook Golf Resort.

To hear the show in its entirety click "listen" above.
Carson Cooper will be back to take your phone calls live from the Tampa Convention Center on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Scheduled guests include former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, University of South Florida politial scientist Dr. Susan MacManus and others. Tune into WUSF 89.7 FM, and prepare to join the conversation by phone, Facebook or Twitter.