- Aug 3, 2009
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Florida Republican retiring from Congress - Politics- msnbc.com
And the GOP bitches about transparency?WASHINGTON - Four-term Republican Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite of Florida said in a surprise announcement Friday that she won't seek re-election to Congress, citing health concerns.
Brown-Waite, trying to ensure that a hand-picked successor can replace her, announced her decision just as candidate filing closed in Florida leaving no time for Democrats to consider fielding a fresh candidate or for any other Republicans who might have considered running.
She simultaneously threw her support behind Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent, a Republican who filed to run for the seat just before the noon deadline.