State Sen. Tom Lee of Brandon today announced he’s not running for Congress, changing the complexion of the race for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by Dennis Ross of Lakeland. Lee’s name recognition in the Hillsborough portion of the district and $2.4 million war chest had been expected to give him a big advantage.

Source: Tampa Bay Times

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