Democratic recruit drops out of Fla. House race - FOX 35 News Orlando

Democratic recruit drops out of Fla. House race

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MIAMI (AP) - A top Democratic recruit is dropping out of a key congressional contest in Florida after facing questions about the credibility of his resume.

Ed Jany said in a statement Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the 13th Congressional District race against Republican Rep. David Jolly. The Marine Corps Reserve colonel cited his work commitments at a communications firm.

The news is an embarrassing blow for national Democrats, who had hailed Jany as a top prospect in a swing-voting district.

The withdrawal comes days after the Tampa Bay Times published a report showing Jany had claimed a degree he did not earn.

Jany also faced other challenges. He did not live in the Pinellas County district and would have appeared on the ballot without a party affiliation because he has been a Democrat for less than a year.


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