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Former Rep. Trey Radel eyes return to radio



The following is from the Naples Daily News:

Former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, a Republican who stepped down in the wake of a cocaine scandal, is applying for the radio job he had before running for Congress.

Radel is seeking his former job on the "Daybreak" talk show on 92.5 Fox News Radio, which he hosted before running for Congress in 2012.

Radel resigned his congressional seat in 2014 after he was caught in Washington, D.C., trying to purchase cocaine from an undercover agent.

U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson stepped into the congressional seat after a special election and then won re-election. But this year Clawson decided against seeking another term so he could care for his ailing father.

Radel has done few interviews since leaving public office, but he said when contacted by telephone Monday he's interested in the radio job, which opened up when current host Drew Steele announced on his Facebook page that he would be leaving the show.

"I'm open to it," Radel said about the radio job.

"I love this community." he said. "I have had an amazing run in media here."

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:41am]


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