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Clawson's departure adds to Florida congressional turnover

Rep. Curt Clawson's decision to retire adds to considerable turnover in the Florida delegation.

Reps. Ron DeSantis and David Jolly are running in the GOP U.S. Senate primary. Rep. Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson are running in the Democratic primary.

And Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham is retiring due to redistricting. She is likely to run for governor in 2018.

Rep. Rich Nugent is just retiring after a short tenure.

Fellow Republican Ander Crenshaw is also stepping down after eight terms. Rep. Jeff Miller is also leaving after a long career.

There's also the departure of Sen. Marco Rubio.

On the watch list: Rep. Carlos Curbelo, the Miami Republican facing a tough re-election. Corrine Brown, the Jacksonville Democrat is a dramatically re-drawn district. And Rep. Dan Webster, the Orlando-area Republican whose district was redrawn and is now running for Nugent's seat.

[Last modified: Friday, May 20, 2016 11:46am]


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