Dana Young winning the endorsement battle vs. Bob Buesing

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Although the Senate District 18 race between Representative Dana Young and Democrat Bob Buesing has been talked about as a contentious one, Young is undoubtedly winning the endorsement battle.

Young has accumulated a slew of endorsements, from national organizations to heavy-hitting statewide and local groups. And while these endorsements are impressive in quality and quantity, Young’s backing also spans the issue spectrum with a wide range of groups lending their support to the Tampa Bay Republican.

With the economy and jobs continuing to be a top issue among voters, groups who play the biggest role in jobs and job creation are all lining up behind Young, such as the Florida REALTORS and the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS, the Associated Industries of Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, as well as the National Federation of Independent Business and the Florida Retail Federation. These key groups also have a large number of members living in the district who can help spread the word at the grassroots level, which can play a significant role, tilting the race in her favor.

And, to top it all off, one of Young’s recent endorsements includes GOPAC, a conservative PAC focused on free market values and keeping government spending in check.

In what is being deemed as a tight race, these endorsements certainly make Young stand out from the pack, and I can imagine that this is only the start of what is to come from the Young campaign.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.