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George LeMieux bids adieu to the Senate

Interim Florida Sen. George LeMieux delivered his good-bye (for now?) speech to the Senate today, delivering what AP called a "stern warning" to his colleagues; "if you don't stop out-of-control spending,
you will ruin this nation.

"The single greatest threat to future of our Republican and the prosperity of our people is this Congress' failure to control spending," said LeMieux, whose 16 months in office end next month. "The challenge that confronts us will not wait until my children grow up."

 LeMieux -- who is said to be interested in challenging Bill Nelson for reelection in 2012 -- thanked Nelson and his family for welcoming him to Washington and thanked Gov. Charlie Crist -- who appointed him to the position and whom LeMieux campaigned against after Crist left the GOP -- for the opportunity to serve.