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Is The I-4 Corridor Still Important In Florida's Elections?

Mary Shedden

This week on Florida Matters we discuss the key races in the upcoming general election and the power wielded by voters in the Interstate 4 corridor.

The Tampa Bay area and Orlando have always been a bellwether for predicting how the rest of the state will vote, but why is that the case? And is that still true during what feels like such a divided election? To answer these questions, host Robin Sussingham spoke to political analyst and distinguished Professor Emerita Susan MacManus and Tampa Bay Times correspondent William March. 

Ahead of the general election next week, the roundtable will also discuss the key races and demographics that will shape the results of what is expected to be a nail-biter. MacManus says she believes the voting patterns of young people in Florida will be the determining factor in the election. 

Roberto Roldan is a senior at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in mass communications and a minor in international studies.