In today’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss the modern history of the Florida GOP from the 1950’s until the Jeb Bush era. A party that had distinct moderate and conservative wings and also had the pressure of former segregationist Democrats moving into the party, clashing with traditional GOPers, most of whom were pro-environment, temperamentally moderate and generally political centrists.
After the GOP made massive gains in the 1960’s, the 1970’s were rife with party infighting, both on personal and ideological lines and the decade was dominated at the statewide level by Democrats.
In the 1980’s, the GOP shaped up and built the foundations for the party that would dominate the state from the late-1990’s onward.
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