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Video: Instructive sounds of silence from the Florida Cabinet



It was 22 seconds of silence that spoke volumes about the political tension between Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet.

Between Scott and CFO Jeff Atwater in particular.

During an escalating battle between the governor and CFO over who should become Florida's next insurance commissioner, Scott stuck by the same candidate he has wanted all along: Jeffrey Bragg of Palm Harbor. He sought a second for his motion to name Bragg the next commissioner.

Listen to what happened next.


[Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:24pm]


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