Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Buchanan: Elect Charlie to Senate, re-elect me to the House

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is no domino.

Putting his Senate ambitions aside, Buchanan, R-Sarasota, this morning endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist for the Republican nomination and announced he would be running for a third term representing the 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House.

"Representing Florida's 13th district in the U.S. House is an honor and a privilege," Buchanan said in a news release. "I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the people."

Buchanan, with the proven ability to pay for an expensive campaign, had flirted with a Senate bid - but like every other politician in the state with aspirations for higher office, he was waiting for Crist to decide on his ambitions.

With Buchanan deciding to stay put, chances are other local politicos who were waiting on Buchanan to announce his plans will be doing the same.

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