Republican Congressmen

Rep. Trey Radel to Resign

Jake Sherman, Politico

Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) will resign from Congress over being caught buying cocaine in '13. It’s up to FL Repub. Gov. Rick Scott to schedule a special election for Radel’s seat. His southwest Florida district is solidly red.

Why I’m Standing By Congressman Trey Radel

Unlike the hyper-partisans at the Democratic National Committee and most of the media who have been calling for Congressman Trey Radel’s head, as a resident of Florida and a voter in Congressional District 19, I can vote for or against Trey Radel. As things stand now, despite his conviction and now-acknowledged problems with drugs and alcohol, if Congressman Trey Radel chooses to run for re-election, I plan to vote for him again.