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Three Floridians ask U.S. House to investigate



Four congressional candidates from November's election, including three from Florida, have asked the U.S. House to investigate their elections. (The fourth is from Louisiana.)

We've already read plenty about Christine Jennings, who ran against Vern Buchanan, in the Sarasota area. The other Floridians are John Russell, who ran against Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville and Clint Curtis, who ran against Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Oviedo.

The three have asked the House Administration committee to investigate, which usually takes a few weeks to several months. The new Congress opened today and the committee has yet to be formed.

Since 1993, about 105 such cases have been sent to committee but only a handful have made it to the full House for a vote. Usually the committee dismisses the case, though it could recommend to the full House that it order a new recount or new vote.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:24pm]


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