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Crist sets special election to replace Wexler on Feb. 2

Gov. Charlie Crist has set a date for voters in northern Broward and southern Palm Beach counties to elect a successor for U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler.

A primary will be held Feb. 2 and the general election will be April 6. Since the district is predominantly Democratic, the primary vote will be the one that counts. With Wexler's endorsement, state Sen. Ted Deutch is considered the frontrunner.

Wexler is retiring from Congress on Jan. 3, leaving voters without a voice in Washington for four months.