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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:04 pm

Trey Radel famous for his stance on drug testing welfare recipients while getting busted for cocaine possession. He took some time off when he got caught and finally today is announcing his resignation from congress[/break1]usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/01/27/trey-radel-resign-congress-cocaine/4934741/]http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli ... e/4934741/Embattled Rep. Trey Radel of Florida plans to resign Monday evening, a little more than two months after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.Radel, 37, a Republican from Fort Myers, submitted a resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner saying he will step down effective at 6:30 p.m."Unfortunately, some of my struggles had serious consequences," Radel said in his letter to Boehner. "While I have dealt with those issues on a personal level, it is my belief that professionally I cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States representative to the place I love and call home, Southwest Florida."



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:30 pm

The Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index rates the FL 19th congressional district as R+12. Romney won the district 61%-39% in 2012. Republicans are very likely to retain this seat after the special election.


[/break1]com/file/2013-04-47.pdf]http://cookpolitical.com/file/2013-04-47.pdf





Don't be surprised if a Florida newspaper determines Allen West is looking for a home in the area.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:31 pm

:wave: hypocrite.



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Post by ObjectiveDoubter » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:37 pm

I'm very sad to see the guy go. I thought that if he stuck around, we could make a solid case for drug testing any member of Congress who suggests legislation requiring welfare recipients to be drug tested. I haz a serious sad. :cry:



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I'm very sad to see the guy go. I thought that if he stuck around, we could make a solid case for drug testing any member of Congress who suggests legislation requiring welfare recipients to be drug tested. I haz a serious sad. :cry:There was another idea, a comment at Orly's. I think he wants to waterboard all officialsSekrit Stuffs!
:twisted: [/break1]orlytaitzesq.com/?p=446003#comments]http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/?p=446003#comments :twisted: bacsiJanuary 27th, 2014 @ 3:33 amThe question of Accountability is at the heart of the problems plaguing us. Sworn oaths mean nothing when the person doing the swearing is morally bankrupt, believing in nothing but what they can sell themselves for. Societies always fail when the tenets and principles, around which their cultural core beliefs coalesce, become corrupted because a society is nothing more than an agreement to adhere to such basic beliefs. Those who think you can have a viable society and culture with out shared beliefs are ignorant fools.A necessary basic requirement which must be taken to rid ourselves of this culture of criminality which rules us today, is to institute oath requirements which mean something. Swearing on the Bible is fine, but it isn’t sufficient. Oaths must be personal, they must force the oath taker to prove something of themselves, not just once but continuously throughout their term of service. It is common practice today for many private and governmental applicants and employees to submit to blood and urine tests to screen out addictions and other problems; it is also common place to require lie detector tests.At a minimum these tests must be required of all law enforcement, judicial, educational, and other positions of social responsibility. And these tests must be repeated at not only set intervals but also upon request by any citizen who can demonstrate reasonable concern about the actions of an employee or public servant. And these tests must be performed in public with public input. You want to be a judge, then be prepared, with scores of eyes eagerly watching the lie detector chart needles, to answer questions about your imposition of a twenty thousand dollar fine against a lawyer for doing her job.And for special classes such as all politicians, judges, police, etc. here is an oath all you little whining losers are going to whine some more about – which is why we are in the mess we are in today.A Water Oath. Yes, that’s right, a few cc’s in the nose of those who think they have what it takes to be a Senator, a state Governor, a big shot banker, etc. Are you sick and tired of corrupt low-lifes such as Reid, Bush, Clinton, Barry, and all the thousands like them, selling us and our country down the drain? Well, that is all you have to do. It won’t get rid of all the crooks, but by God the ones who pass will at least be real and not sniveling miserable gutless little slime balls.


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Post by Piffle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:57 pm

I'm very sad to see the guy go. I thought that if he stuck around, we could make a solid case for drug testing any member of Congress who suggests legislation requiring welfare recipients to be drug tested. I haz a serious sad. :cry:^^^ This.Didn't anyone tell him IOKIYAR?



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Post by mimi » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:23 pm

I'm very sad to see the guy go. I thought that if he stuck around, we could make a solid case for drug testing any member of Congress who suggests legislation requiring welfare recipients to be drug tested. I haz a serious sad. :cry:^^^ This.





Didn't anyone tell him IOKIYAR?When he was called on that, he actually said he didn't see any problem with testing Congress.





[/break1]buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/trey-radel-we-should-drug-test-members-of-congress]http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski ... f-congress








It looks like he was pushed out.





Radel Resignation Starts Scramble for Safe Republican Seat


The intra-party squabble was already in progress before Radel prompted a special election.





[/break1]nationaljournal.com/hotline-on-call/radel-resignation-starts-scramble-for-safe-republican-seat-20140127]http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline- ... t-20140127





I followed a link in that story to another about new SuperPACs.





[/break1]nationaljournal.com/hotline-on-call/10-super-pacs-you-ve-never-heard-of-that-will-make-news-in-2014-20140117]http://www.nationaljournal.com/hotline- ... 4-20140117





The one in Florida is 'Values are Vital'. They gave Paige Kreegel $1 million. Florida is so without scandal. =))





Kreegel, a Christian and a medical doctor, voted 'no' on this. He's mentioned in the article:





Updated: 6:18 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | Posted: 3:08 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Homeless hate crime bill passes Florida Senate despite 'bum' rap from legislator





[/break1]palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional/homeless-hate-crime-bill-passes-florida-senate-des/nL6bz/]http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/ ... des/nL6bz/





wonkette on same:


[/break1]com/414985/bums-have-it-easy-enough-says-florida-republican]http://wonkette.com/414985/bums-have-it ... republican



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:11 pm

Primary and general election dates have been announced.Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Friday selected April 22 for the special primary election to replace former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who resigned earlier this week. The primary in April will likely decide who will serve out the remainder of Radel’s term in the GOP-leaning district. The general election is slated for June 24. [/break1]com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/197164-gov-scott-sets-special-election-to-replace-radel]http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/hou ... lace-radel



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Post by Addie » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:11 pm

[link]Tampa Bay Times,http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/n ... er/2176397[/link]





Tea party candidate Curt Clawson wins Republican primary to replace former Rep. Trey Radel





WASHINGTON — Curt Clawson, a businessman who was little known months ago in Southwest Florida, won a contentious GOP primary Tuesday to fill the U.S. House seat left open by the scandalous downfall of Trey Radel.





Clawson pitched himself as an outsider against more established candidates and was embraced by the tea party. He poured more than $2 million into television ads. In one, the former Purdue basketball player challenged President Barack Obama to a three-point contest.





The Bonita Springs resident took about 38 percent of the vote in the [highlight]Congressional District 19[/highlight] [?] race, besting several rivals, including state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, whose swift rise to prominence in Tallahassee made her an establishment favorite. Benacquisto was fighting for second place with former state Rep. Paige Kreegel. ...





As Clawson climbed in the polls, he drew support from former Rep. Connie Mack, who held the seat before Radel, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. The Tea Party Express gave him another boost. The group on Monday was feeling bullish about Clawson's chances, proclaiming the race was the "first tea party vs. establishment showdown" of 2014.


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Post by Addie » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:07 pm

[link]Roll Call,http://atr.rollcall.com/curt-clawson-wi ... n-florida/[/link]





Curt Clawson Wins Special Election to Succeed Trey Radel in Florida





Republican businessman Curt Clawson won the special election Tuesday to replace former Rep. Trey Radel in Florida’s 19th District — an outcome long expected in this heavily Republican district on the state’s Gulf Coast.





Clawson defeated Democrat April Freeman, 67 percent to 30 percent, with 1 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. He is expected to be sworn in later this week.





The special was called after Radel’s resignation in January, which followed his guilty plea two months earlier to cocaine possession in Washington, D.C.





Clawson defeated two other Republicans in the April 22 special primary — state Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto and state Rep. Paige Kreegel — after injecting millions of his own personal wealth into the race. With his win, Clawson will now be one of the 50 richest members of Congress, with an estimated net worth of at least $13 million.





Clawson is running unopposed in the GOP primary for re-election to a full term in this district, which Mitt Romney carried with 61 percent in 2012.


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Post by Dolly » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:42 pm

Clawson defeated Democrat April Freeman, 67 percent to 30 percent, with 1 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.The "1 percent" must be a typo.R Winner C. Clawson 67.0% 66,889D A. Freeman 29.3% 29,294L R. Netherwood 3.7% 3,724[/break1]politico.com/2014-election/special/results/map/house/florida/general/june-24/#.U6ooTfldXis]http://www.politico.com/2014-election/s ... 6ooTfldXis


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