Via the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

[State Rep. Doug Holder, R-Sarasota,] has struggled to live down his vote for a bill in 2009 that would have given the governor and cabinet authority to put oil rigs 3 to 10 miles from shore. Holder has since apologized for his vote and said Tuesday that he wanted to vote for a constitutional ban against drilling to show voters where he stands on the issue now.

โ€œI would have voted for it, if given the opportunity,โ€ Holder said after the Legislature adjourned.

Holder voted to adjourn the special session less than an hour after it began:

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