Klayman loses bid for Senate

By WND Staff

Larry Klayman

Larry Klayman, the Florida Republican who made America’s withdrawal from the United Nations the cornerstone of his Senate campaign, lost Tuesday in the Republican primary to Mel Martinez.

Klayman took just over one percent of the vote in an eight-member Republican primary, as Martinez, the former Bush Housing secretary who was encouraged to run by the president’s advisers, took over 44 percent. Martinez will now face Democrat Betty Castor, Florida’s former state education commissioner in the general election in November.

“I want to congratulate Mel Martinez on his victory, and all of my fellow candidates who campaigned with the courage of their convictions,” said Klayman. “I remain committed to serving you and the people of Florida and nation. With your help we will continue in the future to make an impact for the people of Florida and the nation and conservative ideals.”

The founder of the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, Klayman is also a longtime columnist for WorldNetDaily.

During his campaign, he promised to immediately file legislation to withdraw the U.S. from the U.N.

“The United Nations is a complete and abject failure,” he said. “It was under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan, the United States ended the Cold War and liberated Eastern Europe from the bondage of the Soviet Union, not the United Nations. President Reagan demonstrated that to achieve peace, free people must unite with their own strength and not that of the United Nations.”

Klayman’s candidacy received the endorsement of WorldNetDaily editor and CEO Joseph Farah in a recent column.

“Larry Klayman is an American hero. I don’t make that statement lightly. I don’t make that statement frequently. But I make it without any reservations about Larry Klayman,” Farah wrote.

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