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Charlie Justice to challenge Bill Young for seat in Congress listen

04/16/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa Bay area Democratic Sen. Charlie Justice has announced that he will step down next year to run for Congress in Florida’s 10th District, the congressional home of Bill Young for the past 38 years.

Justice was unavailable for comment. His campaign manager, Mitch Kates, did speak about his candidacy today with WMNF.

Young is 78 years old, and District 10, which covers Pinellas County from Dunedin down to St. Petersburg, did vote for Barack Obama last fall. But Daryl Paulson, a polit...

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Hackworth holds his head high in loss to Bill Young listen

11/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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There were no suprises in any of the Tampa Bay congressional races.

GOP incumbents Ginny Brown-Waite, Gus Bilirakis, Adam Putnam, Bill Young and Vern Buchanan all won re-election, as did Tampa area Democrat Kathy Castor.

Two years ago, Buchanan defeated Democrat Christine Jennings in a disputed race by just 369 votes, in an election that had more than 18,000 undervotes. That was not the case last night. Buchanan crushed Jennings by a 55 to 38 percent margin.

In District 10 in Pinella...

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Max Linn: I can beat Bill Young this fall listen

07/15/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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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 Republ...

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