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Kionne McGhee elected leader-designate of Florida House Democrats

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House Democrats elected Kionne McGhee, a former prosecutor whose challenges as child included poverty, the murder of two family members, and a diagnosis of mental retardation, as their leader-designate Monday. He won 23 votes against 17 for Bobby Dubose. McGhee now stands to lead his caucus effective at the beginning of the organizational session that will follow the 2018 elections. “I want to say, together, he and I are going to move this caucus forward,” McGhee, of Miami, said of his colleague…

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Florida House Democrats ask to re-schedule special session out of concern for conference of the National Black Caucus

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Update – 10:39 a.m. – Rep. Ron Saunders asks to be excused from special session (memorandum after the break). Update – 11:08 p.m. – Late word coming down that Florida House Democrats plan to boycott the special session on Thursday and Friday. Dear Speaker Cretul: Upon reading the call for a special session on rail transit, we bring urgent concerns about the decision to conduct House committee meetings and floor sessions on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. As…

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