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Jeff Atwater on the hot seat



Steve Bousquet: It's put-up-or-shut-up time for state Senate President Jeff Atwater. Can he find the votesAtwater to pass a package of passenger rail projects for Central and South Florida and secure funding for a high-speed rail system linking Tampa, Orlando and Miami?

...Defeat would be a major setback for Atwater, who is campaigning to be the state's next chief financial officer. The North Palm Beach banker is trying to prove he has the leadership skills necessary to be one of four elected members of the powerful Cabinet.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:08pm]


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