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Florida candidate drops out of race because it was 'the right thing to do'

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What a difference a day has made for Florida candidate Melissa Howard. On Monday, Howard was seeking the GOP nomination for an open seat in the Florida House of Representatives, even after she admitted lying about her educational background and faking her diploma. However, she called it quits on Tuesday, telling the Sarasota Herald-Tribune by email that withdrawing from the 73rd District race was “the right thing to do.”

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