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Wexler exit might leave seat empty until May

by George Bennett | November 2nd, 2009



Under one scenario laid out by Florida’s Division of Elections, a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, wouldn’t be until May 5. There are also scenarios that envision March 9 or April 6 elections to replace Wexler, who’s resigning Jan. 3 to head the nonprofit Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation.

Scheduling is tricky because of the holidays and federal overseas ballot requirements. If Wexler’s chosen successor — Democratic state Sen. Ted Deutch of Boca Raton — wins the congressional seat, Deutch’s constituents might be without a Senator in Tallahassee for much of the 2010 legislative session.

Read about it in this week’s Politics column by clicking here.

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5 Responses to “Wexler exit might leave seat empty until May”

  1. Mark Says:

    With Deutch being a member of the minority party, it isn’t like that district has much luck in the legislature anyway…

  2. Eric Says:

    Hardly a big loss. These guys don’t represent anyone except themselves anyway!

  3. Kerry Says:

    I agree, they’re nothing but a legal organized crime syndicate and their only allegiance is to themselves.

    They and our representation are bought and sold on an open and obvious market.

  4. Freud Says:

    Deutch needs to represent his constiutuents in Tallahassee or leave himself exposed to being AWOL, while accepting public money. You can’t have it both ways…that’s called double dipping. Doesn’t he work for that crook Rothstein?

  5. Mark Says:

    Deutch should be our congressman but if he does anything anything like Wexler tell him to go home!

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