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Sprowls' speakership supporters dig in on Twitter



With House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s term coming to a close, freshman House members are looking to the future.

Way into the future.

Backers of Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, to be the House speaker from 2020 to 2022 today took to Twitter to publicly air their support. With the support of most of the Republicans in his class, Sprowls, a former prosecutor, is leading in the speakership race. But Rep. Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando, the other freshman running for the two-year term as speaker has not conceded.

Reps. Chris Latvala of Clearwater, Mike Hill of Pensacola Beach and Danny Burgess of San Antonio took to Twitter to congratulate Sprowls on becoming speaker, although there has been no vote, digging in against Eisnaugle.

[Last modified: Friday, March 11, 2016 2:25pm]


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