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Republican favored to replace Florida’s cocaine-snorting congressman Trey Radel

TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – Voters in southwest Florida on Tuesday were expected to pick another Republican to replace U.S. Representative Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine. Retired businessman Curt Clawson is the favorite to win a special election in Florida’s 19th Congressional District, a…

Cocaine-snorting Republican congressman Trey Radel to resign

Trey Radel, the US congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession last year, is resigning on Monday, his office said. The first-term Republican representing southern Florida was to announce his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, a Radel spokesman told AFP. Radel, 37, was arrested in October…

House GOP unlikely to discipline coke-sniffing Rep. Trey Radel, but ethics watchdog files complaint

Despite a guilty plea on cocaine charges, Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) insists he won’t resign and will likely avoid disciplinary action from House Republicans. But an ethics watchdog filed a complaint against the Republican lawmaker, saying he should be expelled. An aide told Politico that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)…

Stewart on coke-sniffer Rep. Trey Radel: Being a hip-hop conservative just as ridiculous as being a ‘smooth-jazz anarchist’ or a ‘disco Nazi’

Jon Stewart took aim at the self-proclaimed “hip-hop conservative” lawmaker busted for cocaine possession. First-term Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of cocaine possession and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation after he bought the drug Oct. 29 as part of a sting operation. Stewart…

Florida tea party lawmaker busted on cocaine charge voted to require drug tests for food stamp recipients

Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) will appear in court on Wednesday to face charges of cocaine possession, Politico reported. The 37-year-old former journalist could be fined up to $1,000 and faces a maximum of 180 days in jail if found guilty. He was arrested on Oct. 29 and…

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