November 20, 2007

Chiles Niece Runs for North Carolina U.S. Senate Seat

Last week, Governor Lawton Chiles' niece, Kay Ruthven, a Democratic state senator in North Carolina, declared her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Elizabeth Dole.

In 1998, when Ruthven first won her state senate seat, Governor Chiles traveled to North Carolina to walk the district with her. The legend Florida knew as "Walkin' Lawton" was "Uncle Bud" to the Ruthvens.

The Lakeland Ledger reported it last week. Her campaign website is up and running. All the best to her efforts.

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