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Lee on Storms



State Sen. Tom Lee is staying carefully neutral in the primary to replace him in Senate District 10. But before taping a "Political Connections" interview (check it out Sunday at 11 a.m. on Bay News 9) we asked the Republican CFO candidate how he thinks Ronda Storms often combative style would play in Tallahassee.

"The Senate's a lot bigger institution and every member doesn't have the same equal tenure and weight to their influence,'' Lee said. (Should she win) it's going to take some time before she works her way into the hierarchy of leadership, and she's going to have to be willing to work her way up and build relationships in the senate. I think the environment is very different from a county commission environment, and she's going to have to adapt to that collegial setting, or it's going to be very difficult for her or anyone else to be effective.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:13pm]


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