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No, Alex Sink should not pick an LG right now

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As far as test balloons go, the one Alex Sink’s campaign floated about her naming a lieutenant governor candidate earlier than when required went over like a wounded duck — despite the part about her asking former gubernatorial candidate Rod Smith to join her on the ticket. Unfortunately, many of the people advising Sink to make an early choice “to cover twice the ground” are many of the same Democrats who have lost statewide election after statewide election.  In fact, if I…

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Janet Cruz cruises in H-58

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Democrat Janet Cruz won an easy victory in a special election for the District 58 state House seat today. Cruz replaces Michael Scionti, who resigned from his post in December to take a job with the U.S. Department of Defense. Among those at Cruz’s victory party: State Rep. Ron Saunders from Key West, the incoming House minority leader. Saunders said the party has high hopes for flipping some Hillsborough House seats to Democrats in the November elections. One of the…

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Bad day for Ron Saunders, Florida House Dems, Tampa Bay: Rep. Mike Scionti resigning for DoD job; former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth to pass on H-45

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This is turning out to be a pretty bad day for Rep. Ron Saunders and his Democratic colleagues in the Florida House… State Representative Michael Scionti will not seek reelection to a third term in the Florida House of Representatives for Legislative District 58 and announces that he has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intergovernmental Affairs and Homeland Defense. Representative Scionti’s resignation takes effect at midnight on December 13, 2009.…

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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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