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Senator Clemens Announces Resignation

Oct 31, 2017
Originally published on October 27, 2017 6:00 pm

The incoming leader of Florida’s Senate Democrats, Jeff Clemens, announced his resignation Friday evening.

The announcement follows news about an affair between Clemens and a lobbyist. In a statement Clemens says “all women deserve respect, and by my actions, I feel I have failed that standard. I have to do better.” Clemens says he will focus on being a better husband and father—something he feels he’ll be better able to do outside of elected office.

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