Weatherford: Senator Smith’s recall bill not likely to hit the floor

Jun 6, 2012

Following Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin, Florida Senator Chris Smith (D-Oakland Park) is pushing a bill to allow recalls in the Sunshine state.

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker went up against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, in a recall contest Tuesday, and won. That makes Walker one of the only governors in U.S. history to survive a recall. Now Florida Senator Chris Smith is wondering whether the outcome in favor of a Republican will be enough to persuade House Speaker-designate Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) to give his recall bill a hearing.


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