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Political Connections Sun: Meet the top conservative running to succeed C.W. Bill Young



Unquestionably, Mark Bircher is the most accomplished Republican running for the nomination to succeed the late C.W. Bill Young in Congressional District 13. He's a commercial airline pilot, a former Blue Angel, a retired Brigadier General in the Marine Corps Reserves, a lawyer, and a passionate student of America's founders. He is also the most conservative candidate running, which is usually a plus in a low-turnout special primary election. But Bircher is a political rookie without paid consultants guiding him, without electoral experience, without a fundraising network, which makes him an undedog against Republicans David Jolly and Kathleen Peters.

Bircher, 60, appears Sunday on Political Connections on Bay News 9 in Tampa Bay. The full interview airs at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., but here's a clip.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 26, 2013 2:08pm]


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