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
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.