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Sen. Fasano withdraws from redistricting committee

State Sen. Mike Fasano, a Republican from New Port Richey, today submitted his resignation from the Senate redistricting committee to Senate President Mike Haridopolos. Fasano, who said he plans to file ethics reform legislation this session, said he didn't feel comfortable serving on the committee because he may run  in 2012 for an office that might be redrawn in the process. Fasano said he doesn't know what office he will run for and even for sure if he will. Fasano, though, who is term-limited out of his current post in 2012, said he still wants to serve the people of Pasco County and the Tampa Bay area. Fasano said it could be a local office, a state House seat, or a Congressional seat. "I just don't want any perception that I'm on the committee of reapportionment or redistricting for the purpose of drawing a district that would benefit me," Fasano said. "Perception is everything."


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Of which party would Fasano be a candidate? Republicans remember who he supported for the U. S. Senate last year.

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