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Rubio, rearranging the deck chairs



4285 So, who gets to sit next to Rep. Bob Allen on the House floor?

Why it just happens to be a charter member of House Speaker Marco Rubio's doghouse: Rep. J.C. Planas, R-Miami, of all people. The draft of a new seating chart is making the rounds and it shows the disgraced Allen being relocated from his second-row seat between Marti Coley and Adam Hasner to the fourth row, between Planas and rookie Democrat Darren Soto.

"This job is about working to make people's lives better and it should make no difference where you’re seated as long as you’re here to work," Planas told the Buzz.

Several other lawmakers also have new seats, reflecting their rise (Frank Attkisson) or fall (Andy Gardiner) in the House GOP leadership. The lineup, which Rubio spokeswoman Jill Chamberlin insists is a draft soon to be revised, is here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:01pm]


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