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Politico asks: Is FL home to 'wackiest congressional delegation?' Uh, yeah.


Scandal-plagued politicians, partisan firebrands and sequined hats: The Sunshine State has it all.

Is Florida — already the center of the political universe — home to the wackiest congressional delegation?

Consider the evidence:

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West called Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz “vile” and questioned whether she is a real “lady.” Republican Rep. David Rivera is under investigation for funding a shadow opponent in the Democratic primary. GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan has been dealing with allegations about illegal campaign donations for years. Rep. Bill Posey introduced a so-called birther bill as soon as he got to Congress in 2009. And Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings is regularly reelected — even though as a federal judge, he was impeached by Congress for bribery and perjury.

On the brighter side, it’s also home to Rep. Frederica Wilson, a South Florida Democrat who lights up the halls of Congress with her bedazzled hat collection.

And Republican Ted Yoho, a large-animal veterinarian with no political experience, and Democrat Alan Grayson, a former lawmaker known for his over-the-top political rhetoric, are positioned to win their respective elections and join the Floridians on the Hill next year.

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Sherman Dorn

Florida's wild, certainly! One minor but important nitpick for political reporting: "impeachment" is the equivalent of indictment. Alcee Hastings was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, not all of Congress. The Senate conducted the trial and convicted him. Impeachment is NOT the whole process.

Wicked Tuna

When idiots get to vote, idiots get elected.

Arthur Amolsch

Rep. Hastings was acquitted by a jury before he was impeached and removed from the bench. A complete account would include that fact.


Hastings took a $150k bribe and was Impeached 413-3 by a Democratic US House. He was only acquitted in the first trial because the star witness refused to testify. Get your facts straight Arthur

richard columbare

I would like to point out, that with Floridas' large population of transplants, that what we are looking at here is a sample of Americas'population. So what you see here is what America is really like.

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