Set to select Smith Saturday, Dems plot comeback

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Via The News Service of Florida’s Keith Laing: Days after a fourth straight inauguration of a Republican governor – and a new, all-GOP Cabinet to go with him – Florida Democrats are retreating to central Florida this weekend to plan a path back to power in Tallahassee.

In Orlando Saturday afternoon, the party will hold an election that is expected to turn its leadership over to former state Sen. Rod Smith

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