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Brown-Waite announces she'll wed — and run for re-election

HERNANDO

Walking down the aisle — not walking away

Would-be candidates who started eyeing U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite's job in the last 24 hours might want to start shopping for wedding presents instead.

The four-term Republican incumbent from Brooksville announced Friday evening that she will soon marry 66‑year-old Spring Hill businessman Anthony "Tony" Selvaggio — and that she has collected enough signatures to qualify for re-election.

"Certainly given the challenges of our nation and the hollow words of our president and the trust you have in me, I certainly couldn't walk away," Brown-Waite, 66, told a crowd during keynote address of the Citrus County Republicans' Lincoln Day Dinner in Hernando.

Brown-Waite and Selvaggio became engaged in spring. They have not set a date.

Times staff

Brown-Waite announces she'll wed — and run for re-election 02/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 19, 2010 11:45pm]
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