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Candidate quits after his story questioned



Land O'Lakes Republican Jim King is dropping his campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown Waite, a Brooksville Republican. His trouble? Not the back injury that King once cited.

A Times investigation showed he made false claims about his professional background and the time he spent with the military in 2001 in Afghanistan, reports staff writer John Frank.

-- David DeCamp/Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:30am]


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