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Mel Martinez Retiring

Mel Martinez and the Last Nail in the Republican Diversity Coffin

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Martínez's move can been seen as another accomplished person of color flipping a metaphorical middle finger at all the Republicans have devolved into: The party of the "angry white voter."

Sen. Mel Martinez Resigning

AP | BRENT KALLESTAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican Sen. Mel Martinez's decision Friday to step down 16 months early gave Gov. Charlie Crist the perfect gift: his pi...

Idle Speculation: Mel Martinez Is Retiring Early Because He Supports Marco Rubio

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

With Martinez retiring, it will be up to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for Martinez's Senate seat, to name a replacement. This puts Crist in an impossible position and is great news for Marco Rubio.

The Case Against Jeb

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

Crist, Sink, whomever: Somebody has to shut Jeb down and to do so, they'll have to start early -- like, now -- 2010 isn't far away.

GOP Sen. Martinez Retiring To Have More Free Time

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, who has struggled to boost his approval rating since taking office, will not seek a secon...