U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan during a televised forum before the 2012 elections.
FILE PHOTO/TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan during a televised forum before the 2012 elections. FILE PHOTO/TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald ttompkins@bradenton.com
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan during a televised forum before the 2012 elections. FILE PHOTO/TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald ttompkins@bradenton.com

Rep. Vern Buchanan applauds end of government shutdown, preventing default

October 17, 2013 07:28 AM

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