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Bill Young winner, Charlie Justice loser of the week

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From the Buzz: Winner of the week: U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores. While Charlie Crist traveled to every TV major market inviting venerable public servants/would-be U.S. Senate appointees to fawn before the cameras, the 40-year congressman showed off a mischievous confidence. Rather than just tell Crist’s staff no thanks over the phone, Young showed up to Crist’s interview in Pinellas dressed like he was was in the midst of mowing the lawn and told the surprised governor he had no interest in the job – nor apparently Crist’s dog and pony show.

Loser of the week: State Sen. Charlie Juctice, D-St. Petersburg. Justice is running for Young’s Pinellas congressional district and the prospect of Young retiring for a U.S. Senate appointment must have had Justice’s heart pounding in anticipation. Alas, Young sounds like a man ready for a 21st term, which means Justice is back to trying to convince people he has a snowball’s chance of winning.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.

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