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Dana Young campaign hits door-knock milestone in SD 18 race

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Tampa Republican Rep. Dana Young announced Wednesday her campaign has knocked on the doors of more than 85,000 voters within Senate District 18.

“I am truly excited to announce this milestone, which underscores our campaign’s dedication since Day 1,” Young said. “By meeting and listening to voters in our district, I have had the opportunity to share my platform and positive changes I have helped enact while in the Florida House of Representatives, as well as hear their concerns for our community. In the days left leading up to the election, I look forward to continuing to meet with as many voters as I can, demonstrating why I am the best candidate to represent Florida Senate District 18.”

Young, who currently holds the District 60 seat in the House, is running against Democrat Bob Buesing and a pair of NPA candidates in SD 18, which covers Northwest Hillsborough County.

The third-term representative also touted endorsements from more than a dozen organizations in the release, including from the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Tampa area police and firefighter organizations.

Young is by far the leader in fundraising in the district with more than $2.3 million in total fundraising across her campaign and political committee. Her closest competitor is Buesing, who had raised a little under of $450,000 for his campaign through Oct. 21.

SD 18 has slightly more registered Democrats than Republicans, and was narrowly carried by President Barack Obama four years ago.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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