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  Sen. Martinez stumbled on short path
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Last EditedJason  Sep 06, 2009 06:54am
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AuthorWILLIAM MARCH
News DateSaturday, September 5, 2009 10:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionTAMPA - Mel Martinez may go down in Florida history as the reluctant senator.

During his short Senate career, from 2005 until this week, Martinez took stands on principle and stuck loyally by his friends, particularly President George W. Bush, even when it hurt him politically.

But circumstances and his own mistakes conspired to mark his partial term with much frustration and little accomplishment, experts in Congress say.

In an interview last week, Martinez acknowledged that frustration.

"It is true," he said. "The Senate works in decades — a very slow process." But he added, "I feel I had some successes, and I feel good about those."
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