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Young, Justice, Forcade: a FL-10 roundup



With the final day of the fundraising quarter a week away, state Sen. Charlie Justice is seeking a final $10,000 to defeat U.S. Rep. Bill Young, while newcomer Republican Eric Forcade has his own approach to addressing Young's 40 years in the house.

A roundup:

Justice, D-St. Petersburg, announced Monday he's seeking $1,000 a day to reach to reach his fundraising goal. On Wednesday, he released his sixth "indictment" of Young on the congressman's history of earmarks, this time for accepting $57,000 linked to Boeing while trying to land an expensive leasing deal for the company's planes.

But support locally for Young, R-Indian Shores, includes this week's announcement by the Heart & Vascular Institutes and Bay Area Heart Center for Young. "Congressman Young has been a friend to the patients whose lives depend on cardiology services and has been a friend to the physicians who provide critical cardiac care," the group said in a news release.

Meanwhile, Forcade has a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tiffany's in Palm Harbor. He's asking for $40 -- to celebrate each year Young has been in office.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:29pm]


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