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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one of which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting. Peter’s co-host is a woman every bit as accomplished as he is: his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. But the political talk is just a jumping off point to a wide-range of subject matter, from the latest in pop culture to some very strong opinions on family life and parenting. Listen in to hear how one political couple balances it all.

08/06/2019 | Episode 021 | 1:35:05

He Said, She Said: Discussing a tragic weekend and big decisions with Rep. Travis Cummings and guest co-host Amanda Taylor.

He Said, She Said: Discussing a tragic weekend and big decisions with Rep. Travis Cummings and guest co-host Amanda Taylor.

On this episode of He Said, She Said, Peter and Michelle welcome their friend and Peter's attorney, Amanda Taylor of the Houston Taylor firm. Michelle, Peter and Amanda discuss the weekend's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and what should be done to prevent them. They recap last week's 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit and share their thoughts on which candidates should call it quits. They welcome Rep. Travis Cummings to talk about his decision not to seek higher office, and they preview Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva's Year of the Child plan for the next Legislative Session.

Key Insights

  • Amanda Taylor, a partner and co-founder of the Houston Taylor law firm, is a friend and frequent travel partner of Michelle and Peter.
  • The three of them discuss the back-to-back shootings this weekend in El Paso and Dayton that left 31 people dead and the frustration around Whataboutism and "thoughts and prayers."
  • Michelle criticizes Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and says she can no longer support Moody unless she changes her stance on the assault weapons ban. Peter argues that there are few alternatives.
  • State Rep. Travis Cummings of Clay County, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about why he's returning to private life instead of running for state Senate in 2020.
  • Cummings, who was expected to go after termed-out Rob Bradley's Senate seat, plans to spend more time with his young family.
  • Peter and Rep. Cummings talk Florida GOP strategy and the Republican Party's ability to find and run good candidates and run circles around the Democratic Party.
  • In a preview of the upcoming Legislative Session and House Speaker Jose's Oliva's Year of the Child, the team explores how the Legislature will be looking to reform and improve the Department of Children and Families and increase compensation for caretakers.
  • Debating the debate: Amanda offers thoughts on who she sees in the Top 3 of the 2020 Democratic presidential race: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris.
  • Peter argues that Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders benefited from being out of the fray of night two of the Detroit debates. Amanda says Harris' short-lived peak after the first debate dropped sharply after the second debate.
  • Who should drop out? Amanda says it's time for Beto O'Rourke to run for Senate instead. Peter says Bill DeBlasio should give up and the other moderate white male Dems will see themselves out. Michelle calls out Kirsten Gillibrand.
  • The Schorsches wrap up the podcast with He Said, She Said and Ella Said. Daughter Ella joins mom and dad to talk about her favorite parts of their summer vacation.
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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one of which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting. Peter’s co-host is a woman every bit as accomplished as he is: his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. 


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