Florida Dems face a ‘battlefield’ in upcoming legislative session

Sen. Lauren Book, chosen to lead the Senate Democrats in upcoming legislative session, speaks in the Florida Senate Chamber on Nov. 21, 2022. Credit: screenshot/Florida Channel.

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Florida Democrats in the Legislature face an uphill battle in the upcoming 2022‐2024 term, following a devastating general election this month that created a supermajority in the GOP House and Senate chambers.

State Sen. Lauren Book, of Broward County, will lead the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus, and State Rep. Fentrice Driskell, of Hillsborough County, will be the first Black Democratic leader in the Florida House of Representatives.

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