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Local conservative talk radio host Trey Radel to run for Congress

News Press   January 6, 2012

Conservative radio talk show host Trey Radel has joined an already crowded field seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in District 14.

Radel, 35, announced Friday that he was seeking a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The seat has been held for the past eight years by Connie Mack IV, who is running for the U.S. Senate and is leaving the House.

Among those announcing previously on the GOP side were state Reps. Gary Aubuchon of Cape Coral and Paige Kreegel of Punta Gorda, Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall and Sanibel resident Chauncey Goss, son of former District 14 Congressman Porter Goss.

The only Democrat to announce is Jim Roach.

Most recently, Radel hosted “Daybreak with Trey Radel” on the local Fox news station, 92.5 FM. Previously, he had been a reporter and anchor in local television. He resigned from the radio station after making the announcement

Radel and his wife, Amy Wegmann, a news anchor on Fox 4 television, have one son.

He could not be reached for comment on Friday, but in a press release, Radel said he was running because Washington was failing the American public.

“Career politicians and Barack Obama have failed us.” he said. “Their path of big government and endless spending is strangling the business community, destroying our economy and shutting down the American dream.”  Trey Radel to make a run for Congress 

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