In Pinellas congressional race, a Republican forum and a Democratic's campaign office
Candidates in the Pinellas congressional race are in a fast-paced effort to meet the voters before the Jan. 14 Republican primary and the March 11 general election.
* The Pinellas County Young Republicans have scheduled a forum and invited the three Republican candidates, Mark Bircher, David Jolly and Kathleen Peters. The forum will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the City of Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59 Street North. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
* Democrat Alex Sink has opened a second campaign office at 8940 Seminole Blvd., in Seminole. Her other campaign office is at 2325 Ulmerton Rd. Suite 23, Clearwater.
The winner in the Jan. 14 primary will go on to face Democrat Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby in the general election.
They are running for the congressional seat left vacant by the death of longtime republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young. All are candidates in the 13th Congressional District, which runs from south Pinellas to Dunedin, with portions of downtown and southern St. Petersburg cut out.