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Brown-Waite explains absence from Congress



U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite just issued this statement explaining her absence from Congress this week:

“At the advice of his doctor, earlier this week I left Congress and returned to Florida to be with my husband, Harvey Waite. While we are still awaiting the results of follow-up medical tests, Harvey has been diagnosed with cancer and will require ongoing treatment. As anyone who has been through serious medical issues with a loved one knows, I plan on spending as much time as necessary to care for my husband.

“Harvey and I appreciate the kind words and prayers from our friends and loved ones, but at this time we would ask for some privacy in dealing with his medical problems. I plan on returning to Washington , D.C. as soon as we know more about Harvey ’s prognosis, and both of us look forward to the upcoming campaign for the 5 th District House seat this fall.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:13pm]


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