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Senate will determine whether Bobby Powell stays or goes

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It’s now up to his new colleagues whether Bobby Powell gets to stay a state senator. Powell, a Riviera Beach Democrat, was elected to Senate District 30 this year after serving four years in the House. But his opponent, Republican candidate Ron Berman, challenged the results with a “notice of contest,” according to reports. Because the Senate is the ultimate judge of its members, Senate President Joe Negron appointed a “credentials committee” to review the matter. That panel will be chaired by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, a…

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