HUD Secretary Mel Martinez To Run For U.S. Senate
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Mel Martinez, 57, "rejected earlier overtures from the White House to run for Senate because he preferred to run for governor when Gov. Jeb Bush's second term ends in 2006. But he reconsidered after Graham announced his retirement in November and fresh White House appeals. He has been planning his campaign since he resigned his Cabinet post last month."
Thanks to Laura Kranz