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Charlie Justice’s campaign posts lackluster number for 4Q fundraising, spends more than it raises; Bill Young raises just $750!

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For those looking to the latest fundraising reports for clues as to whether Congressman Bill Young will retire or not, keep looking. According to the Year-End reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, the soon-to-be octogenarian raised just $750 during the last period which covers contributions received between October 1 and December 31. Meanwhile, Young’s so-called re-election campaign spent more than $22,000, including almost $800 a month on a “campaign vehicle.” Of course, Young has $395,879 in cash-on-hand from money…

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Charlie Justice’s campaign posts lackluster number for 4Q fundraising, spends more than it raises; Bill Young raises just $750!

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For those looking to the latest fundraising reports for clues as to whether Congressman Bill Young will retire or not, keep looking. According to the Year-End reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, the soon-to-be octogenarian raised just $750 during the last period which covers contributions received between October 1 and December 31. Meanwhile, Young’s so-called re-election campaign spent more than $22,000, including almost $800 a month on a “campaign vehicle.” Of course, Young has $395,879 in cash-on-hand from money…

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As Bill Young comes to Tiger Bay, I want to ask him: Why are you such a tease?

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After a long absence, the Honorable C.W. Bill Young ventures back into the Tigers’ den. The 20-term Congressman has a rich array of current issues he may choose to address –economic recovery and the stimulus, the health-care debate, energy policy and offshore drilling. Rep. Young is an influential and knowledgeable master of the Appropriations game. How does he balance fiscal conservatism with bringing home a prodigious share of earmarks to his district and Florida universities? Another of Rep. Young’s specialties…

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DCCC ranks Charlie Justice’s challenge to Bill Young as one of 9 ’emerging’ races to watch

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For Charlie Justice, the glass can be seen as either half-full or half-empty. No, his campaign did not make the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s list of 26 races to watch, but he did make the next list of 9 “emerging” races which, I guess, the DCCC also wants us all to watch. From the presser: Reflecting Democrats’ efforts to stay on offense this cycle, today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is announcing several races to watch this year. In…

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DCCC ranks Charlie Justice’s challenge to Bill Young as one of 9 ’emerging’ races to watch

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For Charlie Justice, the glass can be seen as either half-full or half-empty. No, his campaign did not make the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s list of 26 races to watch, but he did make the next list of 9 “emerging” races which, I guess, the DCCC also wants us all to watch. From the presser: Reflecting Democrats’ efforts to stay on offense this cycle, today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is announcing several races to watch this year. In…

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Congressman Bill Young lies about, err, misremembers President Obama telling his opponents to ‘Shut up!’

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In a speech to the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee on November 9, Republican Congressman Bill Young talked passionately about how he “will not forget” President Barack Obama telling “those who oppose (his) policies…to just shut up and go away.” Here is the video of Young’s speech: In case you can’t make it out, here’s what Congressman Young said: “During one of his visits to Virginia, at a loud, exciting rally put on by the Obama campaign organization, (Obama) made…

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Rothenberg Report: Charlie Justice among ‘House recruits yet to measure up to hype’

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According to The Rothenberg Political Report: “…a once-hot Democratic candidate is having trouble living up to early expectations as well. For years, Democrats have believed that Rep. Bill Young (R) is close to retiring in Florida’s 10th district. Growing impatient because the former Appropriations chairman continues to seek re-election, this cycle Democrats recruited state Sen. Charlie Justice (D) into the race to see if they could smoke Young out. But Justice’s early fundraising has been mediocre, and Democrats are a…

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