Sansom resigns seat on eve of Florida House inquiry

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TALLAHASSEE — Ray Sansom resigned from the Florida House of Representatives Sunday night, a dramatic decision on the eve before his colleagues were to begin an ethics trial over his dealings with a Panhandle college.

The prospect of a messy public ethics investigation was something few fellow Republicans wanted to endure, and it had the potential to embarrass current and former lawmakers who would have been called to testify, including U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio, a former speaker who had picked Sansom as his budget chief. Rubio had said he delegated authority and was unaware of the extent of Sansom’s dealings.

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