It's official: three Dems against Rep. Young
Three Democrats qualified by today's deadline to run against Rep. C.W. Bill Young this fall. No surprises -- they are Samm Simpson, who ran against Young in 2006, Max Linn, the former Reform Party candidate for governor, and Bob Hackworth, Dunedin mayor and recent convert to the Democratic Party.
Simpson and Young qualified by collecting petitions. Hackworth and Linn paid the nearly $10,000 qualifying fee.
Write-in candidate Don Callahan of Treasure Island also qualified.
--Stephanie Garry, Times Staff Writer