Rep. Charlie Norwood dies

The seven-term GOP congressman had lung cancer.

By Tim Grieve
Published February 13, 2007 7:27PM (EST)

MSNBC is reporting the death of Rep. Charlie Norwood, a seven-term Republican from Georgia. Norwood, who suffered from lung cancer, decided to leave Washington earlier this month to receive hospice care back home in Augusta.

Under Georgia law, a special election will be held within 40 days to select Norwood's replacement in the House.

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