Al Cárdenas, legendary power broker, retiring from The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners

A longtime power player in Republican politics — serving under President Ronald Reagan and reaching the Executive Committee of the national party — is retiring from the lobbying firm he built into one of the state’s top 10 firms.

But don’t expect to stop hearing from Al Cárdenas, who’s been rated the “best in the business” for lobbying, according to The Hill. He’s also been co-chair of the 2004 Bush-Cheney Florida Campaign and a key force propelling the Institute of Politics’ 2020 founding at Florida State University, where he’s the Chairman of the Institute’s first Advisory Board.

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