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October 14, 2009

Hyperpartisan Florida (By Way of Maryland) Democratic Representative Robert Wexler... Resigning

This guy:

You know him from his relentless spittle-flying hackery during the Clinton impeachment, and then the charged 2000 recount.

Hannity gave him some hassles by revealing he was a year-round resident of a DC suburb in Maryland, rather than Florida.

Going.

Wexler, a Florida Democrat who was elected to his congressional seat in 1996, announced his plans to reporters at his Boca Raton office. The seven-term congressman said he cherished the opportunity to serve Floridians and never forgot those who put him in office.

...

"I never sat on the sidelines. I got into the fray," [Wexler said].

Oh boy did he.

Because Wexler will leave office before his term is scheduled to end, Gov. Charlie Crist will call a special election for the seat that represents Florida's 19th district, which covers parts of Palm Beach and Broward counties.

My tipster, plugged in to GOP politics, says the GOP probably picks up the seat... but... no, I don't think so. Palm Beach? It's a very liberal Democratic area. The fact they've had such a hyperpartisan liberal for so long makes me doubt the GOP can capitalize here.


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