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Rail bill clears Senate, goes to Gov

The final vote was 27-10, despite the fiery rhetoric of the past few days.

Here are how South florida senators voted:

Atwater, R-North Palm Beach
Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale
Sobel, D-Hollywood
Ring, D-Margate
Gelber, D-Miami Beach
Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami
Wilson, D-Miami
Garcia, R-Hialeah

Rich, D-Weston
Villalobos, R-Miami

Not Voting:
Deutch, D-Boca Raton*
Bullard, D-Miami

* Sen. Charlie Justice, D-St. Petersburg, paired his no vote with the expected yes vote of Deutch, who was absent – a procedure allowed by Senate rules. Their voting intent will show up in the final record.