Florida Republican retiring from Congress

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Florida Republican retiring from Congress - Politics- msnbc.com

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.
And the GOP bitches about transparency?
 

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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaambaaaaalance..
 

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Florida Republican retiring from Congress - Politics- msnbc.com

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.
And the GOP bitches about transparency?
How aristocratic of them to choose the nominee on behalf of the voters. I mean we certainly wouldn't want the common people choosing their own nominee. It's not like this is a Representative Republic or anything.
 

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Taz, it happens all the time. A seat-filler is appointed until the election.
Knowing Crist he'll appoint one of his little puke buddies.
maybe when he doesn't get the Senate seat he wants, he'll try for Congress.
 

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Florida Republican retiring from Congress - Politics- msnbc.com

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.
And the GOP bitches about transparency?
How aristocratic of them to choose the nominee on behalf of the voters. I mean we certainly wouldn't want the common people choosing their own nominee. It's not like this is a Representative Republic or anything.
I guess they should be like Mass. and change the laws so it helped the Democrats keep their seat when it looked like a Republican might get that vacant senate seat.
 

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How aristocratic of them to choose the nominee on behalf of the voters. I mean we certainly wouldn't want the common people choosing their own nominee. It's not like this is a Representative Republic or anything.
I guess they should be like Mass. and change the laws so it helped the Democrats keep their seat when it looked like a Republican might get that vacant senate seat.
Oopsies. Must have slipped the OP's absent mind
 
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Taz, it happens all the time. A seat-filler is appointed until the election.
Knowing Crist he'll appoint one of his little puke buddies.
maybe when he doesn't get the Senate seat he wants, he'll try for Congress.
Maybe Crist will appoint a Dem the way his relations is right now with the Republicans.
 

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Taz, it happens all the time. A seat-filler is appointed until the election.
Knowing Crist he'll appoint one of his little puke buddies.
maybe when he doesn't get the Senate seat he wants, he'll try for Congress.
Maybe Crist will appoint a Dem the way his relations is right now with the Republicans.
They're closer akin to him, anyway
see: LeMeiux
 

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He won't want to take a lowly Rep job.
He wants Senate, then Prez....
As a Rep he's only one of 500
He can get more attention as a Sen
 

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How aristocratic of them to choose the nominee on behalf of the voters. I mean we certainly wouldn't want the common people choosing their own nominee. It's not like this is a Representative Republic or anything.
I guess they should be like Mass. and change the laws so it helped the Democrats keep their seat when it looked like a Republican might get that vacant senate seat.
Who said what the Democrats did in Massachusetts was any better? Certainly not I. Besides, that trick ended up backfiring on them, which was quite deserving.

Anyway, I thought this thread was about Florida.
 
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