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Quorum Call for Lobbyist Dick Jones

Post #18, Bob McKnight's Subscription Commentary

"Take Your Best Hold Senator."

In the halls of the Florida Capitol, brash lobbyists would sometimes be heard bellowing, "Take Your Best Hold, Senator." That meant it was an all out fight to the end for a vote.

One lobbyist with clout, but not excessive bravado was the cunning veteran lobbyist for Florida Power and Light, Dick Jones. Dick came to Tallahassee with 'his training wheels off,' as his colleagues used to say. He had served with distinction in local government in Ohio so he knew the process. As outlined to the Tallahassee Democrat in Quorum Call, he was among the best. Maybe ever.

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