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A Morroni/Seel duel for Young's seat in 2010?

Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni told the Buzz today that he's spoken with friends who've urged him to consider running for Rep. Bill Young's seat in 2010. The stars would have to align perfectly, Morroni said, and he's not actively preparing for the run, but it's on his mind.

"'I'll think about it," he said. "I'm not going to say no."

Were Morroni to run, he may face-off against his current commission colleague Karen Seel in a whopper of a Republican primary that would shake-up the local GOP establishment. Of course, it's just conjecture. Young still has to win in November and would have to step down in 2010. Neither Morroni nor Seel say they would run against him.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:21am]


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