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Martinez to Run

WASHINGTON Dec. 5 — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez

intends to quit President Bush’s Cabinet in anticipation of a run for U.S.

Senate in Florida, administration and other Republican officials said

Friday.

Martinez will announce his decision to resign as early as next week with an

eye toward the seat being vacated by three-term Democratic Sen. Bob Graham,

administration officials said. Two officials said the word could come at

Bush’s Cabinet meeting Thursday.

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