Florida’s first 20th Century GOP Governor – Claude Kirk

In 1966, colforul and flamboyent Claude Kirk became Florida’s first post-Reconstruction Republican Governor while his party surged with increased seats in the legislature. Kirk’s flamboyance and ability the state’s racial backlash allowed him to break Democratic dominance of the state for the first time in a century. The Kirk legacy is covered from head to toe with his

We discussed the Kirk legacy in this edition of the Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze, and cover his most interesting and colorful moments in the video documentary below:

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