Capitol e-Report - US Senator Mel Martinez Said to Resign Today

August 7, 2009
United States Senator Mel Martinez’s office has confirmed to the Florida Chamber and others that he will issue a statement at a 3:00 p.m. press conference today to announce that he is resigning early. Soon after Labor Day, Florida will have a new U.S. Senator who will be appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. Senator Martinez has more than 12 years of public service to the citizens of Florida, first as Mayor of Orange County, then as a Member of the President’s cabinet before becoming U.S. Senator.

A letter from Senator Martinez to his friends and supporters is attached. We will provide you with further updates as this situation develops.

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