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Arthenia Joyner to be Senate Dems' No. 2

Sen. Nan Rich, leader of the Senate Democrats, has picked Tampa Sen. Arthenia Joyner to be her deputy in the caucus. (After the election, Joyner is the only Democrat in the Senate from Tampa Bay and one of four from outside South Florida.) From a release: “Senator Joyner is recognized as a spirited advocate for human rights and criminal justice reform, as well as a savvy businesswoman attuned to the needs of the communities she serves. As a leader in the Caucus, she will continue that same passionate dedication to our state’s residents, ensuring that the campaign promises to get Florida back to work are the promises kept.”