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Florida Matters: 2018 Race For Attorney General

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Sean Shaw, Ryan Torrens and Ashley Moody are three of the four major party candidates seeking their party nomination in the Aug. 28 primary

The race for governor isn't the only statewide political contest during primary season. Florida Republicans and Democrats will also choose their favorite candidate to run for the state's top prosecutor, the Attorney General.

Florida Matters is doing a special two-part program this week to bring you conversations with many of the candidates running for two important state offices: Attorney General and Commissioner of Agriculture. 

In the first half of this show on the race for Attorney General, we hear from the two Democratic candidates, State Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa and Ryan Torrens, a lawyer who is also from Tampa.

In the second half we hear from one of the Republican candidates, Ashley Moody, who is a former federal prosecutor and Hillsborough County Circuit Judge.

Her opponent, Rep. Frank White of Pensacola, declined an invitation to be interviewed.

All candidates were interviewed by Tom Hudson with NPR member station WLRN in Miami and the editorial page editors of the Miami Herald, South Florida Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post.

The second episode in this special two-part Florida Matters features candidates running for Commissioner of Agriculture. Listen to their conversation about issues like medical marijuana, the citrus industry and the state's water problems.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.
In a journalism career covering news from high global finance to neighborhood infrastructure, Tom Hudson is the Vice President of News and Special Correspondent for WLRN.  He hosts and produces the Sunshine Economy and anchors the Florida Roundup in addition to leading the organization's news engagement strategy.