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Charlie Justice gets petitions to make ballot



A bit late getting this up, but Democrat Charlie Justice's campaign turned in 5,600 petitions, of 6,500 collected, which is more than the 4,400 needed to qualify to be on the ballot for the 2010 congressional race. Young is expected to face U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, who announced about a month ago he would seek another term.

Announcement here:

St. Petersburg, FL – Charlie Justice received official word today from the Supervisor of Elections office that he successfully completed his petition drive for his candidacy for U.S Congress FL-10.
“I am very proud of the many volunteers who gave hundreds of hours towards the campaign’s efforts in our petition drive,” stated Charlie Justice. “While my opponent ‘mailed in’ his effort to collect petitions, our supporters went out and talked directly to voters throughout the Congressional district asking for their support.  All their hard work paid off because not only were we successful in collecting petitions but we also had the opportunity to talk to voters about the race and my candidacy.
“We plan on continuing our grass-roots campaign by going door-to-door throughout the Congressional District talking to voters about this race and the need for new leadership in Washington,” stated Justice. “The incumbent continues to show how out of touch he is with the district, first by holding a ‘Town Hall Meeting’ by mail and then following that up by ‘mailing in’ his petition drive.
“During the course of our campaign’s petition drive we heard from thousands of voters throughout the district, from Democrats and Independents to Republicans, forty years is enough … we need to make changes in Congress!” stated Mitch Kates Campaign Manager for Charlie Justice.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:30pm]


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