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Ben Diamond bows out of CD 13 fight

by The 100 Companies

State Rep. Ben Diamond suspended his campaign for Congress Thursday.

The move comes after a congressional map crafted by Gov. Ron DeSantis drew the St. Petersburg Democrat out of Florida’s 13th Congressional District.

“Unfortunately, the Governor and the Legislature did not create fair districts for Florida and did not follow our constitution,” Diamond told Florida Politics.

Instead of seeking office this year, Diamond intends to devote himself as an attorney to parties offering a legal challenge against the map.

Diamond announced last May that he would run to succeed U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who running for Governor this year.

– Staff Report, Extensive Enterprises Media

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