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Weatherford hit "right" tone in first session as House Speaker

TALLAHASSEE — Few Florida politicians were known for being more likable and reasonable than House Speaker Will Weatherford.

But that was before the 2013 legislative session thrust the 33-year-old Wesley Chapel Republican to the forefront of the state's most contentious issues.

By last week, Weatherford was better known for being the roadblock to accepting $51 billion in federal aid to expand Medicaid. Or to government workers, the man who pushed hardest to dissolve the state's pension system. Or to public school teachers, the champion of a proposal that would allow parents to demand that some public schools be transformed into charter schools.

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Special Session: Rick Scott vs Weatherford. Popcorn ready, everyone is watching.


Rick Scott shaking an African American hand for the photo opp. http://t.co/4QFi18dLFm

Was it because he was wearing a glove?

M.A. Salfinger

Weatherford is a do-nothing loser!

Joe Blow

It's obvious that Weatherford doesn't have the clout to run against Scott. Scott will not be primaried and it's an easy ride for him winning re-election.

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