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Dan Webster won't challenge Alan Grayson



Webster The statement from former state Sen. Dan Webster: After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, I have decided not to run for the United States House of Representatives, District 8. This has been a very difficult decision for me personally, especially because of the tremendous outpouring of support that has flooded me from all sides.  However, in spite of this incredible encouragement, I still have a certain check in my spirit, prompting me to follow a principle that has always served me well: “When in doubt, don’t.”

I do firmly believe that in every public office there needs to be a resurgence of the basic principles on which this Republic was founded, and a return to our original standards of integrity and character. While I will not be pursing a place in Congress, I am grateful for the privilege of serving the citizens of Central Florida for 28 years in our state legislature, and look forward to future opportunities of service.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:22pm]


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