Florida Live host appeared on MSNBC Friday
On Friday, AM 820 News’ Dan Maduri of Florida Live appeared on MSNBC live with Today Show news anchor Craig Melvin. Maduri discussed the potential impact of Hurricane Michael on the midterm elections, in particular the two closely-watched races in the state of Florida.
Dan’s appearance can be seen by following this link.
The two discuss Kanye West’s visit to the White House. “It just continues to show that this White House just has become a sideshowesque type of circus event that takes place.” Of course, in the wake of Hurricane Michael, Florida and especially the state’s panhandle have more pressing matters to be concerned with. “People are more focused about their homes,” said Maduri.
If the national media would like to relate this back to Trump, Maduri points out that the panhandle should be close to the president’s heart. “Remember correctly that the panhandle and that specific area, those were the voters that dragged Trump across the finish line and won Florida for him against Hillary Clinton in 2016.”
Damage to the panhandle could have a tremendous impact on Florida’s gubernatorial race as well as the race for incumbent Bill Nelson’s senate seat. If those voters on the panhandle fail to come out to the polls in large numbers, it could swing the elections in favor of Democrats Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson alike, which in turn could shift the balance of power in Washington as well.
Once again, one of the nation’s most evenly divided states politically will play a massive role in the direction of US politics.
Melvin, the news anchor on NBC’s Today Show, has been a reporter and anchor since 2001 and a part of MSNBC and NBC News since 2011. The South Carolina native has anchored coverage of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and is one of NBC News’ most trusted political journalists.
An independent thinker, Dan Maduri has seen the race unfold both around the candidates at the Sunshine Summit and President Trump’s rally in support of Ron DeSantis, and around the voters as the host of a daily talk show. Florida Live with Dan Maduri can be heard weekday afternoons from 3-6 on AM 820 News Tampa Bay and 98.3 FM Pinellas County.