Tampa Bay's most powerful politicians: #19 – Dennis Ross

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#19 on the list of Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians is Congressman Dennis Ross.

“After being removed from his committee assignments in the Florida Legislature, and terming out into near obscurity, Dennis Ross is now a growing force in both Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. … The National Journal called Ross one of the most Conservative Members of Congress and Politico called him the bellwether freshman.  He’s held hearings on reforming pensions for Members of Congress and taken on the Postal Service Union Bosses.  Congressman Ross, the soft spoken outdoorsman and hunter from Lakeland, was the only one of Florida’s Congressional Delegation not to draw an opponent in 2012 and for these and many other reasons he comes in at number #19.” — Republican political consultant Anthony Pedicini

For a complete explanation of how this list was created and who comprised the panel which assembled it, please read here.

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