1. Florida Politics

Florida's U.S. House District 13: Jessica Ehrlich (D), C.W. Bill Young (R)

Published Oct. 17, 2012

This race pits veteran C.W. Bill Young, first elected to Congress in 1970, against newcomer Jessica Ehrlich, a lawyer and former congressional aide. Ehrlich has called Young out of touch with the electorate, but she has been stymied by Young's refusal to show up for debates and she has been attacked by a local blogger who questioned details of her resume. Meanwhile Young made news by changing his position on Afghanistan, telling someone asking about the minimum wage to "Get a job!" and contending he'd been the victim of politically motivated break-ins even though police say they can't find any evidence they occurred.