Walkin Lawton: Episode 8 of The Florida History Podcast

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we take an in-depth look at the legendary Lawton Chiles. The journey begins in Polk County before the famous walk in the 1970 Election. After Chiles is nominated by the Democrats upsetting former Governor and House Speaker Farris Bryant he faces a divided Republican Party – we discuss the Cramer v Kirk split and its impact on the GOP throughout the 1970’s.

Senator/Governor Chiles career is discussed at length with a focus on his last few years in the US Senate and his eight years as Governor.

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