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At Tiger Bay, Andy Gardiner says he expects Democrats to make some gains in 2016 elections

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Outgoing Senate President Andy Gardiner conceded Thursday that the presidential election, the possible “Trump effect” and other issues likely will lead to Democrats making gains in the Florida Legislature elections this fall. Gardiner, an Orlando Republican, told the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida that he is confident the GOP will retain its majority in the Senate but that this year voters appear to be looking at experience as a liability. “I certainly don’t see the Florida Senate flipping Democratic, but I…

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