Today, I talked about how the conservative Senate leadership has lost control of a block of Tampa Bay GOP moderates: Sens. Jack Latvala, Dennis Jones, Mike Fasano, Paula Dockery, and Ronda Storms.
“The people who are in charge in Tampa Bay are not liked in Tallahassee,” Schorsch said – and vice versa.
These moderates managed to fend off a challenge from conservative Senator John Thrasher of Jacksonville over who would be Senate President designate in 2016.
They also have allied themselves with Democrats to slow down bills they don’t agree with, he said.
And that slower pace is just fine with many conservatives in the Legislature, he said, including House Speaker Dean Cannon.
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