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Castor going for two



U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, plans to kick off her reelection campaign later this month at Valencia Garden, the venerable Spanish restaurant on West Kennedy Boulevard.

Castor, 41, a freshman, said she wants to return to the House to continue pushing to end the war in Iraq, expand health insurance and improve access to college education.

A reliable Democrat who serves on the House Rules and Armed Services committees, Castor easily won her first election to Congress in 2006 with 70 percent. District 11, which was held for more than a decade by Jim Davis, who resigned to run for governor, includes parts of Hillsborough, Manatee and Pinellas counties.

Her campaign party is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Feb. 21.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:08pm]


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