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Broward state Sen. Jeremy Ring won’t run for Wexler’s Palm Beach-dominated congressional seat

by George Bennett | October 16th, 2009

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State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Coral Springs, said this morning he will not enter the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton.

“I gave this really serious consideration and I enjoy my life as it is,” said Ring, who said serving in Congress would disrupt his family life.

The Broward County resident also noted that 71 percent of congressional District 19 voters live in Palm Beach County.

“Not that it’s not winnable, but it’s primarily a Palm Beach seat,” Ring said.

Ring, a wealthy former Yahoo executive, was considered a potentially formidable candidate because of his ability to pour personal money into an expected short campaign.

State Sen. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, former Broward County Mayor Ben Graber and Jose Ruiz, all Democrats, have announced their intentions to run. Wexler is stepping down in January to head a Middle East-focused think tank.

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One Response to “Broward state Sen. Jeremy Ring won’t run for Wexler’s Palm Beach-dominated congressional seat”

  1. WEX HEX Says:

    Crist Corruption Probe = Wexler Resignation

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