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Bob Buesing contemplates 2018 rematch versus Dana Young

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Bob Buesing may be looking for a rematch. One of the most bitter races in all of Florida politics last year took place in Hillsborough County’s Senate District 18, where Democrat Buesing faced Republican state Rep. Dana Young and independent Joe Redner. Although Democrats believed Young was vulnerable to a serious opponent she ultimately defeated Buesing 48 to 41 percent. Redner finished a distant third with 9.5 percent. With redistricting, half the state’s 40 Senate seats are up for re-election again next year, and Buesing…

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Bob Buesing says he was compelled to run in the SD 18 seat

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Tampa attorney Bob Buesing says if the Florida Legislature were simply “doing its job” when it comes to contending with early education issues, he wouldn’t be disrupting his relatively good life to engage in running for the state Legislature at the age of 62. But he says that after years of working with nonprofits that have sent brain scientists, economists and military leaders to advocate with legislators on that topic, he’s reached the conclusion that they simply don’t listen. “If I thought every…

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