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Ginny-Brown Waite drops out of re-election citing health problems

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Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, is abandoning her re-election bid.

"As I have prepared for my campaign, I have been troubled by persistent health problems and have come to the disappointing and sad conclusion that I cannot run for reelection. There are simply too many unresolved issues around my health and my pancreas in particular. As of this morning, my doctors are still undecided about what course to pursue next for my treatments."

Brown-Waite immediately backed Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent.

"I encouraged Sheriff Nugent to run because I know him to be a strong conservative who will continue my fight for veterans and seniors.  This past week Rich told me he would stand in my place for election to Congress.  On Monday I will to ask the Secretary of State to withdraw my name from the ballot.

"As I go forward with my medical treatments, I would continue to ask for your prayers for my family and me.”

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:32pm]

    

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