Former Democratic Rep. Ron Klein says he’ll sit out in 2012by George Bennett | March 25th, 2011
That gives departing West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel a clearer shot at the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, in District 22. Frankel launched a campaign this week. Fort Lauderdale businessman Patrick Murphy has also opened a Democratic campaign.
Klein broke the news of his plans to the Sun-Sentinel‘s estimable Anthony Man before a Wednesday night Democratic event in Pompano Beach.
Klein, a two-term congressman who was defeated by West in November, recently took a job with the powerhouse Holland & Knight law firm. Klein’s 2006 campaign manger, Brian Smoot, has signed on as a consultant to Frankel.
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