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Congressman C.W. Bill Young for Martinez's Senate seat?



RPOF chairman Jim Greer just confirmed that longtime Congressman C.W. Bill Young of Indian Shores is among those being considered to fill U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez's seat for the remainder of the term.

Young could be an ideal choice for Gov. Charlie Crist, given his Tampa Bay roots and his respect and clout on the Hill. But Young's move to the Senate could put what is arguably the state's most competitive congressional seat up for grabs.

No word yet from the congressman himself on how interested or willing he is to move, and what he thinks it would mean for his future in politics.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:57pm]


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