Haridopolos names pro tem, majority leaderby Dara Kam | November 9th, 2010
Senate President-designate Mike Haridopolos tapped Sen. Mike Bennett to serve as president pro tempore and Sen. Andy Gardiner as Senate Majority Leader.
Gardiner, R-Orlando, sponsored a controversial anti-abortion measure vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist that would have required pregnant women to view a sonogram of the fetus and listen to a description of it before having an abortion. He was elected in 2008.
Bennett, R-Bradenton, is a moderate Republican elected in 2002.