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Eric Eisnaugle makes House departure official

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Call him former state Rep. Eric Eisnaugle now. The Republican from Windermere announced his resignation would come on the last day of Florida’s Legislative Session to accept an appointment to Florida’s 5th District Court of Appeals, but delayed the actual departure until late last week. With his now official resignation — spelled out in a letter last Thursday to Speaker Richard Corcoran — Eisnaugle officially opens the way for the Florida Division of Elections and Rick Scott to set dates…

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Tom Delacenserie stepping down as Florida Lottery secretary

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Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie is resigning effective the beginning of June, sources told FloridaPolitics.com on Friday. The move was confirmed by the Governor’s Office, which provided a copy of his resignation letter. The letter did not mention his future plans but Delacenserie wrote that he “enjoyed all of my 17 years with the Florida Lottery but none more than the time spent under your leadership.” Delacenserie has been in the top job since November 2015, when he replaced former Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. A spokeswoman for…

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates call Frank Artiles’ resignation ‘right thing’

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates and potential candidates are declaring Friday that Frank Artiles did the right thing and one is wondering why Gov. Rick Scott stayed out, after Artiles resigned his seat in the Florida Senate because of his vulgar comments to comments earlier in the week. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, an announced candidate, called Artiles’ resignation the “right move for Florida.” “The kind of hurtful rhetoric that Senator Artiles used, while still far too common, only serves to divide us…

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Bill Law resigning as president of St. Petersburg College

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William D. Law is stepping down as president of St. Petersburg College. Law made the announcement today at the end of the monthly meeting of the college’s trustees. In a letter presented to board chair Lauralee Westine, Law said that his “six and one-half years here has been fulfilling and rewarding” and assured the board he would do everything in his power “to facilitate the process of finding the next president.” Law’s resignation is effective June 30, 2017. In the coming weeks, the board of trustees…

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Mel Martinez resignation: The aftermath

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First and foremost, Charlie Crist says he won’t appoint himself. 538.com says Crist may end “pulling out his hair” over decision. John Cornyn says Martinez’s resignation “does not change the landscape.” Michael Barone says it should be Jeb Bush. HuffPo speculates Martinez resigned to screw Crist. Red County says it should be Marco Rubio. Susan MacManus is unsure. Kendrick Meek is magnanimous. New York Times suggests Clay Shaw. Not One Red Cent weighs in. Palm Beach Post has quotes from…

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The Sudoku Senate race

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Not only is it light years away from November 2010, but the prospect of another grueling campaign in Florida, this time to replace Mel Martinez in the U.S. Senate, has yet to excite me. I’m obviously not alone in this feeling either as the leading candidates for both parties, Jeb Bush and Alex Sink, have decided not to run for the seat. – That leaves both sides of the aisle with candidates for whom the word senatorial does not immediately…

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