Democrat Enters Race For Seat of Veteran Florida Rep. Young

Posted April 16, 2009 at 8:19am
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Charlie Justice

The historical evidence points to Democratic congressional losses in the 2010 election, the midpoint of President Obama’s term.

Yet Democrats are trying to use Obama’s landslide victory and their big congressional gains in 2008 as momentum to solidify their gains in the next election. They plan forays even in districts where the party has been uncompetitive such as Florida’s 10th District, which includes most of St. Petersburg and is represented by Florida Rep. C.W. Bill Young , who is serving his 20th term in the U.S. House.  

They will try to take on Young with Democratic state Sen. Charlie Justice who announced his candidacy to represent the 10th, which also includes all of Largo and Pinellas Park.