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Clues from C.W.



Don't expect any announcements about whether C.W. Bill Young will run again until after the new year.

Young said in an interview Thursday that he likes to wait until the election year to make an announcement.

"I just do not want to put voters in Pinellas County through long campaigns," he said. "You know from years of exposure to me, I don't do anything political in the off-year. I don't think people want a two-year campaign."

So what about all the money he raised this year?

"The only reason I raised money this year is just for those that are interested to know that I can raise money if I need to. That was just a little tweak to let folks know I can raise it if I have to," he said.

So when will you announce? January? February?

"You should assume I'm running for reelection unless I tell you differently."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:26am]


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