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Murdered Anti-murder bill



At a Charlie Crist campaign stop in Brooksville today, state Sen. Paula Dockery was on hand to cheer Crist as a leader "who isn't constantly trying to reinvent himself." She also made a point of noting that she sponsored Crist's cherished "anti-murder" bill combatting child predators. Contrary to Sen. Tom Lee saying recently that Crist simply didn't have the votes to get it through the Senate, Dockery said it died simply because of "election year politics" where "the powers that be" didn't want to give Crist a big legislative victory.

"I'm not going to say who,'' she said when asked if she meant Senate President and CFO candidate Lee. "But despite the fact that I had the votes to pass it, I couldn't get it up for a vote on the floor.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:14pm]


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