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Mayors Speak Out Against Confederate Statue’s Relocation

Jul 19, 2019
Edmund Kirby Smith statue in the National Statutory Hall
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Mayors from across Lake County want Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent the statue of a Confederate general that has represented Florida in the nation’s capital for nearly a century from being displayed in their community. 

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

State Representative Ross Spano of Brandon will be the Republican candidate running to replace retiring U.S. Representative Dennis Ross.

A Department of State panel has agreed to allow a Confederate General statue currently in the U.S. Capitol to call a Florida museum its new home. But, that decision is receiving some pushback.