2012: The Year of the Latvala

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It’s almost as if the political reporters at the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune are both wise, ol’ white dudes who have been grinding at it for decades; it’s amazing how they reach the same conclusions (perhaps reached over a holiday libation?).

Anyway, both Steve Bosquet and Windy March predict 2012 could be the Year of the Latvala:

Bosquet: “Two GOP senators are quietly battling to determine which one will become Senate president in 2014: Jack Latvala of Clearwater and Andy Gardiner of Orlando. The outcome could have far-reaching political repercussions because these two men stand in stark contrast to each other.

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