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Florida Democrats Crow At Session Blowup

House speaker Steve Crisafulli
Florida House of Representatives
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Democrats are hoping fallout from the failed legislative session will follow House Republicans to the polls. The Florida Democratic Party is predicting uninsured working Floridians will vent their anger at House leaders for refusing billions of federal dollars tied to Obamacare.

Florida Democratic Party spokesman Joshua Karp says Speaker Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island shot himself in the foot when he dramatically shut down a floor session and sent his members home.

“I think the Republicans just wrote their own worst headline for the 2016 election.”

Before he banged the gavel, Crisafulli took a swipe at Republican Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando. Crisafulli accused the upper chamber of bad-faith negotiating. The Senate wants a modified Medicaid expansion plan that relies on private health insurance. 

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.