Democratic Rep. Wexler Will Resign Fla. Seat

48-year-old seeks private-sector paycheck with kids in college
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2009 7:53 PM CDT
Attorney General Eric Holder, right, talks with Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., on Capitol Hill, May 14, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Robert Wexler, a seven-term Democrat from Florida, is set to resign his house seat for a public-policy position. Though some Washington insiders speculate that Wexler, 48, will head the US Agency for International Development, others tell Politico that, with kids in college, Wexler needs an income bigger than a government job would pay.

"This is a very safe Democratic seat," one professor tells the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "The Republicans have either mounted just a token opposition to Wexler’s re-election or he’s run unopposed."