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Bill Young widow backs Charlie Crist over former Bill Young aide David Jolly



Beverly Young, the outspoken widow of the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, posted on Facebook today that she is voting for Charlie Crist over former Young aide and lawyer David Jolly, for the Pinellas Congressional seat that her husband represented.

Mrs. Young has been fiercely critical of Crist in the past too, but had a falling out with Jolly shortly after he won the special election and laid off staffers who used to work for Young.

On Facebook today, Mrs. Young said. she "can't believe Jolly is still saying Bill is his mentor, when Bill would be totally disgusted and ashamed of how he has handed his district of 50 years."

Jolly's campaign noted that Mrs. Young in 2013 told Crist to stay away from the congressman's memorial, citing his "transparent attempts to manipulate the political arena."

"Congressman Jolly agrees with Mrs. Young's accusation that Charlie manipulates people for his political gain. The congressman wishes her nothing but the best," said Jolly campaign spokeswoman Sarah Bascom.


[Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:44pm]


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