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Florida sending Crist, 9 other new faces to US House

Florida is sending a lot of new faces to the U.S. House. Ten, to be exact, in one of the state's largest turnovers in its Washington representation.

Four members of Congress decided they'd had enough, three chose to pursue other political opportunities, one was defeated in her primary and two lost in Tuesday's general election.

That means more than a third of Florida's 27-member congressional delegation will be freshmen.

The most notable new addition is former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who has revived his career as a Democrat. The most notable subtraction is Republican Rep. John Mica, who had won 12 straight elections without a serious challenge — until...

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