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Senator George LeMieux Officially Announces 2012 U.S. Senate Bid

by Javier Manjarres

This morning, former U.S. Senator George LeMieux officially declared his run for Senate against Senator Bill Nelson in 2012. LeMieux was originally appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to complete the term of outgoing Senator Mel Martinez in 2009, and speculation had been building that he was going to run for Senate immediately after his term was complete. LeMieux enjoys somewhat of an early name recognition advantage over both Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who was first candidate to announce in the Senate race; and potential candidate former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner. While in the U.S. Senate, George LeMieux, aside from his support for the Food Safety Bill and the “TARP-2” community bank bailout bill, had a respectable voting record, and did not support earmarks of any kind.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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Senator George LeMieux Officially Announces 2012 U.S. Senate Bid

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