In the Florida Senate, a "team of rivals" scenario has played out.

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In the Florida Senate, a "team of rivals" scenario has played out. Incoming Senate President Jeff Atwater three years ago wrested the leadership position from Senate president designee Alex Villalobos. Florida has a system of electing future leaders two years in advance--a system that pre-dates term limits in the state. Atwater named Villalobos to chair the powerful Senate Rules Committee. The arrangement was meant to end the feud between senators who backed Villalobos to lead the chamber and those who backed Atwater. A former Florida A&M University basketball coach is the state's new...

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