Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – 11.04.16 – Florida Politics (blog)
Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica.
LET’S START WITH A QUICK SHOT & CHASER
NOW, LET’S THROW OUT THERE THREE HOT RUMORS
#1 – Debra Henley is exiting the Florida Justice Association, three different sources tell FloridaPolitics.com, although FJA spokesman Ryan Banfill would not comment about the organization’s personnel moves. But from the sound of others, it’s almost certain Henley is on the way out, it’s just a matter of timing (she might even stay through next session).
#2 – Former state Rep. Rob Schenck, R-Weatherford’s Right Hand, and soon-to-be former Rep. Doug Holder, R-Governors Club Lounge, will soon hang out their own shingle as lobbyists. The besties were spotted all over Tallahassee this week, fueling speculation that they will open up shop not long after Election Day (and early enough to avoid any of the rule changes Speaker-designate Richard Corcoran is implementing.) Holder told FloridaPolitics.com nothing has been finalized, but he does enjoy the Capital City and believes both he and Schenck still have a lot to offer to The Process.
#3 – Is today the day Paul Tash and the other executives at the Tampa Bay Times follow through on their threat of more layoffs in the newsroom? One veteran reporter thought they were going down Wednesday, but another scribe said the newspaper, if it does let go of anyone, would likely do it sometime near Election Day so that the news gets drowned out.
AND HERE’S OUR SCOOP FROM THURSDAY – LIZ DUDEK IS JOINING THE WHITE SHOES AT GREENBERG TRAURIG – “I am thrilled to be adding a well-respected health care professional like Liz to Greenberg Traurig’s team here in Tallahassee,” said Fred Baggett, managing shareholder of GT’s Tallahassee office. “Her