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Topic - George Lemieux
Former Sen. George LeMieux dropped out of the Republican primary for Senate on Wednesday, saying that he can't compete against rival Rep. Connie Mack's famous name and the fact that the party establishment has gotten behind the congressman.
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"To continue would only hurt our chances in the fall, and that is not something that I will risk. Connie Mack will be our nominee. He has my support," Mr. LeMieux said in a video emailed by the campaign to reporters and supporters.
He said his decision will give the party a better chance of beating Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November.