Florida GOP Lawmakers: Radel's Time is Running Out

Republican Congressman pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine last month


Florida Republican lawmakers say Rep. Trey Radel's (R-Fla.) time in Congress will run out soon, one way or another.

A source close to the freshman Republican told The Hill that the lawmaker, who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and is getting treatment in a rehab clinic, intends to return to D.C. to finish his term in office. Any decisions regarding reelection, however, will be made next year. The Ft. Myers-area House member intends to focus on getting well in rehab before deciding if he will seek another term in Congress, the source explained.

The consensus among Florida Republicans is that Radel will either not run for reelection or lose in his 2014 primary.