07/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Vern Buchanan Facing 14 Lawsuits For Auto Dealership Practices

Flush with cash and buoyed by a big reelection victory last fall, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan seemed a prime Republican contender for U.S. senator or Florida governor. But on May 12, the millionaire Sarasota car dealer announced he would forgo a run for statewide office in favor of seeking a third House term.

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