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Bob Barker endorses Bill Young. Insert 'Price Is Right' joke.

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October

U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, pulling out all the stops in his re-election bid, announced that former game show host Bob Barker supports Young's re-election against Democrat Charlie Justice. Barker says in the release:

"The people of Pinellas County, Florida are fortunate to have him working hard every day for them and we as Americans are fortunate to have him looking out for our nation’s best interest."

No word if a game of Plinko was involved. Announcement below.

“I work with Congressman and Mrs. Young on so many issues, from supporting our troops and their families, to protecting the rights of animals. They are one of our nation’s hardest working couples and Bill Young is one of our most dedicated members of Congress. The people of Pinellas County, Florida are fortunate to have him working hard every day for them and we as Americans are fortunate to have him looking out for our nation’s best interests. I want to commend the Humane Society Legislative Fund for their endorsement of Congressman Young’s re-election this fall.”

- Bob Barker
The former host of The Price is Right and a nationally and internationally recognized champion for animal rights.


In endorsing Young, the Humane Society Legislative Fund said, “We are grateful for your support of humane issues, and for your work to create a more humane society.” The society works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office.

"Among the animal rights legislation he has supported, Congressman Young is an original sponsor of legislation to protect puppies by closing a loophole that allows puppy mills to go unregulated. The PUPS Act would ensure that high-volume breeders and dealers provide their dogs with safe, comfortable, clean and uninfested enclosures as well as a sufficient and proper space for exercise. These breeders and dealers will have to be regularly inspected by the Department of Agriculture, and come into compliance with the Animal Welfare Act."

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