Former Florida senator George LeMieux has dropped his bid for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic senator Bill Nelson. Congressman Connie Mack, who has lead in the GOP primary since entering the race last fall, remains the frontrunner, with former congressman Dave Weldon also running for the nomination.

In a video message to his supporters, LeMieux expressed his problems with raising enough funds to run a statewide race in Florida. "Without the resources or the opportunity to debate, our message simply cannot be heard," he said.

The Florida primary will be held on August 14.

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