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Thu May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014: Gov. Scott Campaigns In Miami

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

6:31 Soccer legend David Beckham and his development team explain why their only option now is to build a stadium in downtown Miami.
11:04 David Beckham met on Wednesday with Miami-Dade commissioners to discuss Mayor Carlos Gimenez's new proposed site for a soccer stadium.
10:04 Governor Rick Scott took his re-election campaign last night to Little Havana where he boasted of his legislative accomplishments.
9:40 In the next race for governor, it's highly likely that Republican Governor Rick Scott will be going up against former Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who's now a Democrat. Based on recent presidential votes in Florida, Crist may think he'll get the lion's share of Florida's Hispanic vote. But Gov. Scott is working hard to get the attention of that growing voting bloc. Meanwhile, Democrats are working to get more Hispanics to the polls in this off-year election. But PolitiFact Florida says some Florida Democrats may be overestimating the Hispanic vote. PolitiFact's Josh Gillin talked about what they found with Craig Kopp from our sister station, WUSF in Tampa.

8:34 The South Florida motorcycle scene is going vintage.

8:04 Former Governor Charlie Crist is giving a new reason for his leaving the GOP. Crist says he made the change partly because of bigots within the party.

7:34 In the next race for governor, it's highly likely that Republican governor Rick Scott will be going up against former Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who's now a Democrat. Based on recent presidential votes in Florida, Crist may think he'll get the lion's share of Florida's Hispanic vote. But Gov. Scott is working hard to get the attention of that growing voting bloc. Meanwhile, Democrats are working to get more Hispanics to the polls in this off-year election. But PolitiFact Florida says some Florida Democrats may be overestimating the Hispanic vote. PolitiFact's Josh Gillin talked about what they found with Craig Kopp from our sister station, WUSF in Tampa.

7:04 Cuba's communist government announced this week that it arrested four Cuban exiles who were visiting the island. The men have been charged with plotting terrorist activities.

6:34 Driving on South Florida roads you may have encountered a motorcycle or two. A large and loud Harley Davidson or a sleek and nimble sportsbike. But as WLRN intern Diego Saldana-Rojas found out, some South Floridians are moving away from modern motorcycles and buying older models.
6:04 Governor Rick Scott took his reelection campaign to Little Havana Wednesday where he boasted of his legislative accomplishments and promised that "help is on the way."

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