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July 30, 2014

Radel Gone, but Not Forgotten

Just because ex-Rep. Trey Radel tendered his resignation a week ago, doesn’t mean GOP leaders are ready to let him go just yet.

Radel Gone, but Not Forgotten

(CQ Roll Call photo illustration)

The embattled freshman lawmaker from Florida, who went from rising star to spectacular flame-out after being busted for possession of cocaine last fall, cast his final vote on Jan. 27.  Yet his name remains enshrined in the roster of active lawmakers on the House Republican Conference’s official website.

Sorry, GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, but your rap lyric quoting, Skymall-reviewing, Vine-making homey is outta here. And he’s not coming back this time.

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