Fla's George LeMieux Launches 2012 U.S. Senate Bid

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- April 5, 2011

Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux is launching his first campaign for the job he held briefly following Sen. Mel Martinez resignation in 2009.

LeMieux announced Tuesday he plans to run in 2012 for two-term
Democrat U.S. Bill Nelson's seat.

He says he believes the country is on the verge of financial
collapse and that he is the only Republican candidate with the
Washington experience to tackle with the problem.

LeMIeux was appointed in September 2009 to replace Mel Martinez
by then-Gov. Charlie Crist. US Sen. Marco Rubio was elected last
year to fill that seat.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 at 05:23 PM
    Remember, Flip Flop Charlie only put in as a placeholder, hoping he would Luke warm at best. The tan man believed George was holding the seat for him. Bye bye Charlie!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM
    He is a RINO, but anyone would be an improvement over Bill Nelson. Too closely associated with Flip Flop Charlie!
  • by Drinky Crow on Apr 5, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    I dunno, but his name sounds French to me. Do you think that the right wingers and teahadists could vote for him?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    The picture with his buddy Flip Flop Charlie dooms this bid from the beginning. We need to replace Bill Nelson, but Charlie's buddy is not the way to go. We do not need a RINO!
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