Max Linn: I can beat Bill Young this fall

07/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Seventy-seven-year-old Pinellas County Republican C.W. “Bill" Young is seekinng his 20th term in office this November.

Young has been an institution, even though rumors have surfaced for years that the white-haired representative would be stepping down. Not yet.

Young’s Democratic opponent won’t be known until the primary election on Aug. 26. In the running are Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth, anti-war activist Samm Simpson and former financial planner Max Linn.

Linn is a former Republican who ran as the Reform Party candidate for governor in 2006 against Charlie Crist and Jim Davis. WMNF spoke with the sometimes controversial congressional candidate Saturday night in St. Petersburg about his past political affiliation.

The Evening News will run interviews with candidates Bob Hackworth and Samm Simpson in the coming weeks.

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