A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics

A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics.

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Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic primary candidate for governor Nikki Fried announced a new campaign listening tour.

The tour, called the Nikki Escucha/Nikki Listens Tour, will have Fried travel across the state to meet with community stakeholders and concerned citizens “with a focus on connecting with and understanding the needs of Florida’s Hispanic communities,” according to a news release from Fried’s campaign.

Fried’s communications director, Max Flugrath, said Fried spent Thursday morning with members of the Cuban American community in Coral Gables.

“With 16 months until the 2022 general election, it’s crucial that we begin a tour across Florida doing something that will help us build a strong policy platform — listening. The system that Republicans built is corrupt; it helps the special interests and leaves working people behind,” Fried said in a written statement.

The listening tour kicked off Wednesday, according to the news release sent out Thursday, with a roundtable event in Orlando with Alianza For Progress, and other leaders of the Central Florida Hispanic community. The release said they discussed issues like affordable housing, economic opportunity like good-paying jobs and affordable health care.

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