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Will Weatherford’s decision enhances, not removes, future options

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I think Will Weatherford’s just-announced decision not to run for governor in 2018 merely delays the inevitable. I believe he will be Florida’s governor eventually, and that will be a good thing. Weatherford, the Land O’Lakes Republican, is a smart, articulate, center-right conservative in the Jeb Bush tradition. He has a strong legislative resume, including a turn as House Speaker. At age 37, he also is young enough that he can afford to wait eight years, which is another way…

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Rep. Darryl Rouson’s statement on veto of SB 6

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From Representative Darryl Rouson: Our Governor, Florida’s Governor, was very courageous in vetoing this bad bill and standing against the legislative Republican Party leadership  of Sen. John Thrasher, the sponsor, as well as the House speaker, Senate president and the majority of the Republicans in the Legislature, when he joined 11 other Republican legislators  in opposition to SB 6. Making this a truly bipartisan opposition to a draconian measure. The Legislature’s Republican leadership failed to listen to the people of their districts, their constituents, their…

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Rep. Darryl Rouson’s statement on veto of SB 6

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From Representative Darryl Rouson: Our Governor, Florida’s Governor, was very courageous in vetoing this bad bill and standing against the legislative Republican Party leadership  of Sen. John Thrasher, the sponsor, as well as the House speaker, Senate president and the majority of the Republicans in the legislature, when he joined 11 other Republican legislators  in opposition to SB 6. Making this a truly bipartisan opposition to a draconian measure. The Legislature’s Republican leadership failed to listen to the people of their districts, their constituents, their…

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