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U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV won't run for Senate

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U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, R-Fort Meyers, won't try to follow in his father's footsteps, at least not yet. In a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist, Mack says he will not run for Senate in 2010. Instead, he'll seek re-election to the U.S. House and support Crist if he decides to run for Senate. Or anything.

"No matter the decision you make, we will all be fortunate to have you standing up for Florida in the years to come," Mack writes.

Here's the letter:

April 2, 2009

The Honorable Charlie Crist

The State of Florida

The Capitol

400 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399


Dear Charlie:

Based on ongoing press speculation, I know that you are giving serious consideration to the question of whether to seek re-election, or whether to instead seek election to the United States Senate.

As you contemplate this decision, I want to let you know that I have decided not seek election to the U.S. Senate in 2010, and that I will instead seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

I also want you to know that, as you contemplate your own political future, I will be your strongest supporter and champion - regardless of whether you seek re-election or election to the Senate.

The people of Florida are lucky to have you as a public servant, and I'm fortunate to have you as my friend. No matter the decision you make, we will all be fortunate to have you standing up for Florida in the years to come.

Sincerely,

Connie Mack

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:34pm]

    

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