Congress

Maryland Congressional Candidate Voted in Two States

Democrat drops out of race after party says she voted in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008

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Democrat Wendy Rosen dropped out of the race for a congressional seat Monday after the state party said she voted in both Maryland and Florida in the 2006 general election and the 2008 presidential primaries.

In a brief phone interview with The Associated Press, Rosen confirmed she was withdrawing from the race but otherwise declined to comment beyond a news release.

"Personal issues have made this the hardest decision that I have had to make," the release said.

Rosen told The Baltimore Sun on Monday that she had registered to vote in Florida several years ago in order to support a "very close friend" running for the St. Petersburg City Council and to vote on local issues there.

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