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Florida GOP calls ad attacking Dana Young a ‘smear piece,’ calls for Florida Dems to pull it

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The Republican Party of Florida is taking umbrage with attacks on Majority Leader Dana Young, even calling for federal elections officials to step in. Young faces Democrat Bob Buesing in the Senate District 18 election. The district is seen as one of a few Democrats can pick up across the state, and Democrats and other outside groups have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking the Tampa Republican. In a recent ad, the state party tries to tie Young to…

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Final poll of key state Senate race shows Dana Young holding lead over Democratic opponent

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Majority Leader Dana Young has maintained her lead in Senate District 18, but needs to continue mobilizing supporters to make sure she comes out on top on Election Day. A new poll by St. Pete Polls, conducted for FloridaPolitics.com, showed 40 percent of Senate District 18 voters are backing Young, compared to 35 percent backing Democrat Bob Buesing. The poll found 14 percent of voters said they were supporting Joe Redner, while 3 percent picked Sheldon Upthegrove. Eight percent of voters…

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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…

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Latest poll shows Dana Young maintaining lead in SD 18

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With two weeks until Election Day, Majority Leader Dana Young continues to lead Democrat Bob Buesing in Senate District 18. A new poll by St. Pete Polls, conducted for FloridaPolitics.com, showed nearly 39 percent of likely voters were backing Young, compared to 34 percent backing Buesing. Joe Redner, an independent candidate, received 15 percent support. More than 9 percent of respondents said they were still undecided, while 3 percent said they were backing Sheldon Upthegrove. The automated poll of 950…

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Polls galore: Republicans lead in state Senate Districts 18 & 23; race still close in SD 8

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Republicans in two state Senate districts have big leads over their Democratic opponents, while a third faces a tough race to the finish line. St. Pete Polls gauged voter support in Senate Districts 8, 18, and 23. The surveys — commissioned by FloridaPolitics.com — showed Majority Leader Dana Young has a six-point lead over Democrat Bob Buesing in Senate District 18; while Rep. Greg Steube has a nine-point lead over Frank Alcock in Senate District 23. While those races have…

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Bob Buesing introduces ‘bonus kids’ in 1st SD 18 TV ad

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Bob Buesing is going on the air with his first TV ad in the Senate District 18 race. “Table” is biographical spot introducing Buesing, his wife, Karen and three of six “Bonus Kids” to the people of Hillsborough County. Then 30-second ad is available on YouTube. The ad focuses on Buesings’ belief that every child in Florida deserves a fair shot at a better life. Over the last decade, they worked to put those values into action, by welcoming six…

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Two Tampa Bay Republican lawmakers plan major fundraisers for late September

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Two lawmakers from the Tampa Bay area have high-profile fundraisers planned for later this month. With a host committee boasting more than 50 supporters — representing a range of Tampa Republicans — former House Majority Leader Dana Young is holding a special reception Wednesday, Sept. 28 for her Senate District 18 bid. Included among the special guests are top GOP leadership including incoming Senate President Joe Negron, Majority Leader Bill Galvano, and Sens. Jack Latvala and Wilton Simpson. Event begins 5:30 p.m.…

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