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Crist sets special election for King's seat



Gov. Charlie Crist just issued an executive order setting Sept. 15 as the primary date for the election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Jim King, R-Jacksonville.

Former House Speaker John Thrasher is among those who plan to run. Earlier today, King's widow, Linda, issued a statement putting to rest rumors she might run for the seat.

"Jim and I came into this together, and will be leaving the political process together," Mrs. King said.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:55pm]


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