Democratic Congressional Candidate Investigated by Florida Prosecutors

Sep 12, 2012

EASTON, Md. (AP) - Florida officials have sent voting information about a former Maryland congressional candidate to prosecutors to investigate.

Elections officials said Tuesday that the matter relating to Wendy Rosen has been referred to the state attorney's office of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida, which is in central Gulf Coast area.

Rosen dropped out of the race for Maryland's 1st Congressional District. Maryland Democratic officials said they believed Rosen had voted in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.

Julie Marcus, deputy supervisor of elections in Florida, says Rosen provided written notification Aug. 4 to be removed from the Pinellas County voter file.

Meanwhile, voters on Maryland's Eastern Shore expressed disappointment and surprise in the withdrawal of a candidate less than two months before election day.