Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

House Republicans moving quickly to vote in permanent Speaker

It turns out that Ray Sansom’s interpretation of the House rules may not be the final interpretation after all.  Things have begun to move very swiftly this weekend. 

The Republicans were rumored to be scheduling a caucus for Monday night to begin proceedings to potentially oust Ray Sansom and elect a new Speaker for the remainder of Sansom’s 2 year term.  Then Representative Bill Galvano, Rules Chairman, issued a memo to interim Speaker Larry Cretul, saying that the House should go ahead and elect a new speaker and not allow Sansom to remain as “speaker-in-limbo”.  Now, Rep. Adam Hasner, Majority Leader, has called a caucus meeting for 9pm tomorrow night.

Interesting that the Republicans can now move so quickly to apparently oust Sansom after sitting in silence about him for months.


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  1. abelharding says:

    And yet, Jacksonville’s (mostly) Republican delegation remains silent. Do we have any local leadership?

  2. Jose says:

    In a word, no.

    Unless you cound Nelson Cuba. He certainly thinks he is kingmaker.

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