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Fun on the House Floor

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In honor of Florida Cracker heritage, Rep. Baxter Troutman, R-Winter Haven, cracks a cattle whip on the House floor Tuesday. According to Troutman, Florida Crackers used long whips to drive their cattle through the state.

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Tuesday, members of the Florida House wore their cowboy and cowgirl boots during the traditional "Boot Day." Rep. Franklin Sands, D-Weston, shows off his winning boots with inscribed Florida flag and House emblem.

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Left to Right: Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee, and Rep. Maria Lorts Sachs, D-Delray Beach, show off their seersucker suits Tuesday during the annual "Seersucker Suit" day in the Florida House. The thin, all-cotton material is commonly worn in the summer.

Times Photos by Scott Keeler

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