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Updated: Ginny Brown-Waite drops out of congressional race, citing health reasons, immediately endorses Hernando Sheriff Richard Nugent

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Hernando Sheriff Richard Nugent is running for Congress. His target: U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite. Nugent, a Republican, filed Friday, the last day for Congressional candidates to qualify for the Aug. 24 primary. He had not been listed on the state’s Division of Elections as a qualified candidate by 11:30 a.m. “It’s not a mistake,” Nugent said during a brief phone call with the St. Petersburg Times on Friday before excusing himself to return to a staff meeting. “I’ll have more to…

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