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Rep. Jeff Miller in hunt for top Intel Committee spot



Florida Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Chumuckla, is vying to take over the Intelligence Committee following the surprise retirement announcement by Chairman Mike Rogers.

"The world continues to be a very dangerous place and if the Speaker placed the confidence in Congressman Miller to oversee the Intelligence Committee, he would give 110%," spokesman Dan McFaul said.

Miller, in his seventh term, has been a member the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009, and is also chairman of the VA Committee. Florida, with Centcom being based in Tampa, might give Miller an advantage. But he'll face competition from several other Republicans, including Reps. Peter King of New York and Devin Nunes of Californi and Mike Pompeo of Kansas.

Rogers shook up Washington on Friday by announcing he would not seek re-election, and has taken a talk-radio job.

[Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 3:36pm]


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