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Capitol Report - Florida Republicans Retain Majority Status in the Legislature

November 5, 2008
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Republican Ray Sansom of Destin is now set to take the reigns of as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives following yesterday’s elections; Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach will be the next Florida Senate President. Both will serve for the next two years.

This issue of Capitol Report provides the 2008 General Election results for the Florida Legislature and discusses the composition of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives for the next two years. The results of the Florida House Congressional races are included, as well.

To view the Capitol Report, please click on the PDF icon above.


This Capitol Report was written by Rheb Harbison, a Senior Government Consultant in the Carlton Fields Tallahassee Office. He is principally responsible for advocating on behalf of the Firm’s clients before the legislative and executive branches, asserting positions on a variety of state business issues.

Rheb has 28 years of progressive senior level experience in lobbying, public affairs, communications, media relations, and marketing in both the public and private sectors. Rheb counsels clients on political action strategy and is also responsible for fund-raising and the activities of the Firm’s political action committee, which supports the election of local and state candidates for public office.

Since May he has participated in more than 160 interviews with legislative candidates.
 


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