Broxson and Hill eye the future

The estranged friends who battled for Northwest Florida’s state senate seat are both making plans in the wake of Doug Broxson’s decisive win over fellow Republican Mike Hill.

Broxson said he is already focused on ensuring that legislators in other parts of the state don’t muscle away some of the $1.5 billion in BP settlement funds that are tentatively set aside for Northwest Florida.

“We’re going to have to keep on top of it,” Broxson said after winning the election by about 3,600 votes, getting 57.6 percent of those cast. “There are a lot of people outside our area looking at that money,” which is currently deposited in the state’s treasury and subject to changes in how and where it’s appropriated.

Hill, 58, who is nine years younger than Broxson, said that although his has no immediate plans to run for another office he is intent on rekindling his leadership role in the Northwest Florida Tea Party.

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