LeMieux leaves Florida Senate race

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 20 (UPI) -- George LeMieux announced in a video to supporters Wednesday he has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida.
Mack to make U.S. Senate bid

Mack to make U.S. Senate bid

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, R-Fla., announced he will run against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to try to win the seat his father once held.
Connie Mack to run for U.S. Senate

Connie Mack to run for U.S. Senate

FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., has decided to run for the U.S. Senate next year, a senior adviser said.
Florida GOP legislator quits Senate race

Florida GOP legislator quits Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- Florida state Senate President Mike Haridopolos dropped out contention for a U.S. Senate seat Monday, saying he could not handle both roles at the same time.

LeMieux announces for Fla. Senate seat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- George LeMieux says he's running for the U.S. Senate, joining a likely crowded Republican field challenging Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
Senate passes small business bill

Senate passes small business bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate passed small-business legislation that would give small businesses $12 billion in tax cuts after voting to end a Republican-led filibuster.
Obama welcomes GOP aisle-crossers

Obama welcomes GOP aisle-crossers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Wednesday said Republicans "want to hold middle-class tax cuts hostage" unless taxes are also cut for the wealthiest Americans.

Laws keep skimmers away from Gulf

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Officials say U.S. laws have made it difficult to get skimmers to the Gulf of Mexico to sweep up oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Lenders asked for 'dry wall' mortgage help

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Florida and Louisiana officials say they want people in their states to get mortgage relief like that given to Virginians whose houses contain Chinese drywall.

Senators ask for Camp Lejeune water study

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators says the Navy should carry out a $1.8 million study of tainted drinking water at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

GOP: Health reforms burden states

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. states would be unfairly burdened by Democratic Party healthcare reform measures being considered by Congress, a Republican senator says.
LeMieux sworn in as Florida's U.S. senator

LeMieux sworn in as Florida's U.S. senator

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- George LeMieux was installed as Florida's second senator and the U.S. Senate's fifth appointee this year.
LeMieux to replace Martinez in U.S. Senate

LeMieux to replace Martinez in U.S. Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Friday U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., will be replaced by former Crist adviser George LeMieux.
Fla. Gov. Crist to announce Senate run

Fla. Gov. Crist to announce Senate run

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to announce a run for the U.S. Senate, a former staffer says.
George LeMieux

George Stephen LeMieux (pronounced /ləˈmjuː/; born May 21, 1969) is a former United States Senator from Florida. He was Chairman of the Florida-based law firm of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, P.A. and served as Chief of Staff to Governor Charlie Crist, was former Deputy Florida Attorney General, and is credited with spearheading Crist's successful campaign for Governor. On August 28, 2009, Governor Crist announced that he would appoint LeMieux as senator, to replace Senator Mel Martinez, who weeks earlier announced he would resign as soon as Crist announced his successor. On April 5, LeMieux formally announed that he will run against incumbent Senator Bill Nelson.

LeMieux was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to George and Karen LeMieux, a building contractor and secretary to the company. He grew up in Coral Springs, Florida, and graduated in 1987 from Coral Springs High School. He enrolled at Emory University, where he majored in political science and graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1991. He was Senior Orator that year. He went on to earn his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. He interned for Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. and U.S. Senator Connie Mack III. In 1994, he joined the law firm of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart P.A. in its Fort Lauderdale office. LeMieux is an AV-rated attorney, and is board certified in business litigation. He continued his practice there for eight years, at which time he left to work in Tallahassee with the Republican Party.

LeMieux worked closely with Charlie Crist and is credited with being the “maestro” of Crist's campaign for Governor. His friendship with Crist began in the 1990s when Crist was a state senator from St. Petersburg and LeMieux was working to expand the role of the Republican Party in Broward County, which is strongly Democratic.

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