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Jack Latvala: The dark star of the Florida Senate

Sen. Jack Latvala dismantled some of the top priorities of the conservative House by assembling interchangeable coalitions of senators attracted to his independence and reverence for Senate traditions.

Described by colleagues as smart, pragmatic and "very transactional," the St. Petersburg Republican was the dark star of the Senate around which all clusters of dissent seemed to orbit.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:34pm]

    

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