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Trey Radel

Running For President Now A Giant Rap Battle

Trey Radel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Trey Radel

Walking away from your dream, your passion and your calling is tough. Really tough. I know. I walked away from mine in U.S. Congress after some bad, life-changing decisions.

'Cocaine Congressman' Trey Radel Is Trying His Hand At Music Now, Apparently

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

Former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) is trying his hand at music. The former lawmaker tweeted a link to a song called "Muddy Waters Remix" on his SoundClou...

Former GOP Congressman Busted For Cocaine Starting Crisis PR Firm

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

Former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who resigned from Congress last year after pleading guilty to charges of cocaine possession, is starting a his own pu...

Former GOP Rep. Trey Radel's Record Cleared

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

Authorities have expunged the record of former Rep. Trey Radel after the Florida Republican completed his probation ahead of schedule, WINK News repor...

AWKWARD: GOP Congressman Mistakes U.S. Officials For Indian Nationals

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.) addressed what he believed were two members of the Indian government at a House hearing on Thursday and assured them that, ...

Republican Businessman Wins Special Election To Replace Radel

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Republican businessman Curt Clawson has won the special election to replace former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), the Associated Press reports. Clawson ...

Clawson Wins GOP Primary For Radel's Former Seat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Republicans in Florida's 19th District have chosen businessman Curt Clawson as the party's nominee in the special election to replace former Rep. Trey...

After Trey Radel's Resignation, Republicans Face Off In Special Election

Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

Curt Clawson is the Republican nominee in the special election to fill former Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) seat, following the congressman's January res...

Republican Wins Primary For Radel's Seat

Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Curt Clawson has defeated three other challengers in the race for Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) former House seat, the Associated Press reports. Claws...

Republican Wins Primary For Trey Radel's House Seat

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Curt Clawson has won the Tuesday special election to determine who will battle to win the seat of former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), the Associated Pres...

Florida GOP Special Election Taking Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

A special election is taking place in southwest Florida Tuesday, with four Republicans facing off for the chance to replace Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.). ...

Republicans Face Off In Race To Replace Trey Radel

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A special election in southwest Florida Tuesday will determine which Republian will fight to replace Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who stepped down in Jan...

GOP Candidate Wants His Rivals To Chill Out

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Congress is ready for some peace and quiet. Curt Clawson, a businessman running to represent Florida in the U.S. House, ...

Trey Radel Resigning From Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who was arrested and charged with cocaine possession last October, is resigning, according to Politico. Radel pleaded gui...

Florida Sheriff: 'Trey Radel Does Not Even Qualify To Drive A Lee County School Bus'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A potential challenger to embattled Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) has announced that he will not run to replace him -- but he holds enough animosity for Ra...

Cocaine Congressman Gets Republican Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida state lawmaker Paige Kreegel on Tuesday said he will run in this year's Republican primary against Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla...

Cocaine Congressman Trey Radel Draws $1 Million Super PAC Challenge

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel, the Florida Republican congressman arrested for cocaine possession in October, plans to return to work next week after a brief stint ...

Let's Talk About Drugs

Drew F. Cohen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Drew F. Cohen

With all the talk of politicians, drugs and government spending, now is the time to take a hard look at reworking minimum sentencing guidelines for individuals arrested with small amounts of illegal drugs.

GOP Rep Won't Resign From Congress Following Rehab Stint

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who last month pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, announced Thursday that he will not resign from Congress. Radel,...

Trey Radel Leaves Rehab Center

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) has left a Naples rehabilitation center he entered after an arrest for cocaine possession in October, NBC2 and Wink News repo...

Questionable Convictions: Congressman's Cocaine Problem Shows Need for a Political Bullpen

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Normally, if a person is convicted of a crime and goes into a drug rehabilitation program, he or she often must cope with harsh consequences. But not...

Emily Swanson

Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. ...

Gingrich: Republican Arrested For Cocaine Deserves Forgiveness

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who was arrested in October for possession of cocaine, deserves forgiveness. Acco...

@JohnBoehner -- Why Is a Recently Convicted Cocaine User Serving in the U.S. Congress?

Steven Strauss | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Steven Strauss

I respect, although I don't agree with, citizens who feel public assistance recipients should be drug-tested. But I loathe Washington insiders who have one set of rules for ordinary Americans, and a different set for their friends.

Thanksgiving for Rep. Trey Radel

René Bryce-Laporte | Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime
René Bryce-Laporte

Last week U.S. Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) pleaded guilty to cocaine possession. While this is likely not an easy time for the congressman, let us be clear: He has many reasons relevant to this case to be grateful this Thanksgiving.