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Monday is the day she'll decide on congressional race, Rep. Peters says



Republican State Rep. Kathleen Peters said she will announce her decision on whether to run for the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young’s seat sometime on Monday. The deadline to enter the District 13 race is Tuesday.

Peters, the former mayor of South Pasadena, has so far refused to say whether her interest in running is anything more serious than a thought experiment. But some in Pinellas who don’t like the idea of Young’s former aide, David Jolly, being the only Republican choice, have already backed her undeclared candidacy. Safety Harbor Mayor Joe Ayoub told the Times earlier this week that he believed Peters would get into the race.

Asked on Friday if she planned to file, Peters said she’d formally announce her decision on Monday, the same day she's set to hold a press conference debuting a public awareness campaign on the region’s homeless population.

Money and endorsements have begun to pile up behind Jolly, who has raised more than $100,000. On the Democratic side, candidate Alex Sink remains unchallenged. Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby also intends to run.

[Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 5:58pm]


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