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Miami lawyer and Obama warbucks-raiser Kirk Wagar tapped for Singapore ambassadorship

@EvanBenn

Raising big bucks for a president has its privileges.

A Miami lawyer and Democratic Party fundraiser soon will be off to Singapore as a State Department ambassador, pending Senate confirmation this week.

Kirk Wagar, 44, accepted President Barack Obama’s nomination this month and appeared at a hearing Tuesday afternoon in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which could confirm his ambassadorship Thursday.

“I am a true believer in this country, so this is easily the most humbling experience of my life and I am going to work my butt off,” Wagar said Tuesday.

Wagar has practiced insurance law at his Wagar Law Firm since 1998, after earning a law degree from the University of Miami. A native of Ontario, Canada, and son of a ship-captain father and schoolteacher mother, Wagar became a U.S. citizen in 2004, during a ceremony at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

For more than a decade, Wagar has been a major financial player in Florida and national politics.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/30/3531637/miami-lawyer-tapped-to-be-ambassador.html#storylink=cpy

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