Meet independent US Senate candidate Chris Borgia06/22/12 Lisa Marzilli
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Good afternoon and welcome to Last Call. Iâ€™m Lisa Marzilli, joined by our engineer Alvaro Montealegre. Today weâ€™re going to meet one of candidates vying to unseat incumbent US Senator Bill Nelson. If you read the papers youâ€™re likely to think there are only 4 candidates in the running, 3 Republicans and Nelson - and if you listen to Connie Mack IV, only two. The reality is that there are 13 qualified candidates currently in the race; 5 of them are write-ins.
Our guest today is not a write-in and will appear on the November ballot. His name is Chris Borgia and heâ€™s running as an independent. He is 33 years old, a native Floridian born in Fort Lauderdale. He attended Florida public schools and received a bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Florida. Heâ€™s also a US Army Iraq war veteran. His platform - as youâ€™ll hear - is wide and varied and includes everything from the legalization of marijuana to eliminating all tax breaks for businesses. Chris Borgia, welcome to Last Callâ€¦ itâ€™s good to have you hereâ€¦tell us why you are running for Senate.