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Jennings loses election challenge



The House voted unanimously this week to end an investigation into a disputed 2006 Florida congressional election, the Associated Press reported.

A House committee had previously voted to dismiss a complaint by Democrat Christine Jennings, who lost to Republican Vern Buchanan by 369 votes in the race for the Sarasota-based District 13 seat. Jennings attributed her loss to faulty voting machines. But federal investigators found that the touch-screen voting machines likely functioned properly.

The RPOF issued the following press release after Monday's vote: House Democrats Agree: Christine Jennings is a Sore Loser

Tallahassee–Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer released the following statement today regarding the United States House of Representatives’ unanimous vote to dismiss Christine Jennings’ challenge of the 2006 Election in Florida’s Thirteenth Congressional District:

“Finally, after an onslaught of frivolous lawsuits against the people of CD 13, a multitude of independent studies and reviews, and a year’s worth of rehashing the results over and over again, even the members of Christine Jennings’ own party have voted, once and for all, to dismiss her case.

“I am thankful, and the people of CD 13 must certainly be thankful, that we have finally come to the end to this epic journey. It has been a voyage during which Christine Jennings was either proven wrong or met with embarrassment at every turn—most recently, with her attorney Ben Kuehne’s indictment last week on federal criminal charges in an international drug-trafficking case. Perhaps now Florida taxpayers will be spared from opening up their wallets any more in order to fund Christine Jennings’ desperate quest.”

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


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