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Benacquisto announces she will not run for Congress

Posted at 2:28 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 17:57:22-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto will not run for Congress, according to a Facebook post by her.

She made the announcement Monday on social media, writing "after thoughtful consideration I have decided that running for Congress in 2020 is not the right path for me and my family at this time. I am extremely grateful for the words of encouragement and support from so many friends and neighbors as I have considered this option."

Benacquisto was one of the most talked about hopefuls since Southwest Florida Congressman Representative Francis Rooney announced he would not seek re-election.