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Former Pinellas School Board member Nina Hayden is second Democrat to challenge C.W. Bill Young

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Former Pinellas School Board member Nina Hayden will run to unseat U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, becoming the second Democrat to challenge Young this week. Local attorney Jessica Ehrlich announced her bid Monday.

After a short stint  on the school board after winning a 2008 election, Hayden, an attorney, was soundly defeated in a 2010 race for state Senate against Jack Latvala, a Republican. While she has kept an active profile in Democratic politics, Hayden's decision to set her sights on the high-profile veteran Young is a bit of a surprise.

“I am running for Congress because I believe America’s tomorrow can be even better than its yesterday," Hayden said in a news release Thursday. “The economy is improving and we’re putting folks back on the job, but there’s still a lot of work to do. As a school board member, I represented families that are still uncertain about the future. We will restore America’s prosperity when we create 21st century jobs. We can be confident in our future if we have a strong Democrat who will fight for the long-term economic security of working Americans.”

David DeCamp, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:56am]

    

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