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Read our current and previous coverage of the 2018 election season as you prepare to cast your ballot. You'll find information on important races, explanations of constitutional amendments and details of local referendums.

Florida Matters: 2018 Race For Attorney General

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.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.
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.