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Even if Republican C.W. Bill Young is vulnerable, no Democrat is opposing him



U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young's district could tilt more Democratic after redistricting in 2012. His health has declined and he walks with a cane. He has been forced to raise money for re-election earlier than usual this year.

Yet no Democrat is running against the 80-year-old incumbent.

Instead, the name of Young's next opponent is a mystery a year out from the 2012 election.

"My position today is be prepared and get ready," Young said after a recent luncheon at General Dynamics, a military contractor in St. Petersburg that received federal funding thanks to him.

"First of all, we don't know what our districts are going to be. I'm not sure we'll even know that until sometime next spring," he said.

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[Last modified: Monday, October 31, 2011 6:13pm]


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