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Even the Republican Party agrees with Charlie Justice on earmarks

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On Friday, the Republican Congressional Committee joined Charlie Justice as well as Democratic leaders in Congress in the movement to end the corruptive practice of earmarks that continue to drive the U.S. economy and budget out of control. “It is refreshing to see that even the Republican Party can no longer tolerate the corruptive practice of earmark/pork-barrel spending that has gone on for far too long in our government. Democrats and Republicans agree that earmarks are corrupting our government and…

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If Congress is banning earmarks, why should voters re-elect Bill Young?

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Anyone else get the feeling that the race for Florida Congressional District 10 just got a whole lot more interesting now that House Democratic leaders on Wednesday banned budget earmarks to private industry, ending a practice that has steered billions of dollars in no-bid contracts to companies and set off corruption scandals. (Not to be outdone, Congressioanl Republicans in a quick round of political one-upmanship, tried to outmaneuver Democrats by calling for a ban on earmarks across the board, not…

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Congressman Bill Young at Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee tonight

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Less than three weeks after his not-so-dramatic announcment that he would seek re-election, Congressman Bill Young will be the guest speaker tonight at the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at Tuscon’s on Ulmerton Blvd.

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Charlie Justice criticizes Bill Young over purchasing luxury car with campaign funds

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Charlie Justice says Congressman Bill Young is so out of touch with reality that he once used his campaign fund to buy himself a luxury car. “When a Congressman starts using his campaign funds to buy himself a luxury car then you can bet he thinks he’s untouchable,” Justice said. “The purchase of the car seems to be a point in time when Young became more reckless and arrogant than ever. He began putting more and more amendments in the…

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Charlie Justice used campaign funds to pay off election fine

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I am the last person who should be writing about screwing up with Florida Election Commission, but… Gary Fineout reports: It turns out State Sen. Charlie Justice, who is running for the congressional seat now held by veteran U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, used donations to pay off a state fine. Justice, D-St. Petersburg, paid $1,000 out of his now shuttered state senate campaign account in Oct. 2008. The money was used to settle a case over the fact…

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Kathy Castor to speak to Tiger Bay

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Fresh from a ride on Air Force One, two-term U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor pays her first visit to the Tiger’s Den. We just heard from Bill Young, and Kathy Castor is Pinellas’ other representative in Congress, with a district that includes most of south St. Petersburg as well as all of Tampa and a slice of Manatee County. With control of the presidency and big majorities in both houses of Congress, Democrats figured to be running up the score in…

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Pinellas GOP welcomes Paula Dockery

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State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Paula Dockery will speak to the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee on Monday, February 8. (It’s already been a month since Marco Rubio won the straw ballot of the PCREC?!) Also, Chairman JJ Beyrouti, who looked rather snazzy at Judge Thomas Minkoff’s investiture, confirms to me that Congressman Pete Sessions will be the featured speaker at this month’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Congressman Bill Young will deliver the keynote address, during which, it is widely speculated,…

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