Florida: 47th Most Powerful State in D.C.
Florida ranks 47th out of the 50 states in terms of influence and seniority in the U.S. Congress, according to an analysis by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune . A dismal ranking by any means, but even more so considering we're the fourth most populace state. Our legislators have less swagger on the Hill than those from tiny states such as Vermont and Rhode Island -- states where the population is less than half of Miami-Dade County.
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