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Republican appointed to FL 13 task force



The Republican minority in the U.S. House has decided to appoint a member to the three-person task force investigating the disputed Sarasota congressional race.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California was named to the task force. Rep. Dan Lungren of California has been asked to observe.

Republicans has repeatedly said they wanted to wait until the Florida lawsuits were completed. "Despite my deep reservations about the hasty initiation of this task force, the Republican members of the committee will be involved in its work,'' Rep. Vernon Ehlers, the top Republican on the House Administration Commmittee.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:43pm]


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