Florida primary will set congressional races

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Republicans have been waiting almost two years to try to take back the congressional seat they lost after Rep. Mark Foley resigned in disgrace and Tuesday night they'll have a candidate to take on Democratic Rep. Tim Mahoney.

Republicans consider Mahoney the only Florida Democrat they can boot out of Congress, believing he never should have been there in the first place. Foley was considered a lock for re-election two years ago until he stepped down a little more than a month before the vote when reports detailed sexually inappropriate electronic messages he sent to boy congressional pages.

Mahoney barely beat the GOP's last-minute replacement, state Rep. Joe Negron. Foley's name remained on the ballot, but his votes went to Negron. Foley has never been charged with a crime, but an FBI and state law enforcement investigation into whether he violated any laws continues. READ THE FULL STORY ....

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