Former Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL) has jumped into the Florida Senate race as a late entrant against Rep. Connie Mack and former Sen. George LeMieux, in the Republican primary to challenge two-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, the Miami Herald reports.
From Weldon's press release:
Dr. Weldon said he enjoys practicing medicine and that he wasn’t looking to change his life and return to Washington – however, he said he just couldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore and watch our freedoms being systematically stripped away.
Weldon was previously elected to Congress in 1994, and served 14 years in office before he retired in 2008. The Florida primary will be held on Aug. 14.