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  • Dems, GOP test fall strategy in Florida house race

    03/09/2014 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2014 12:29 PM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president’s health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular benefit programs for the elderly.Democrat Alex Sink and her allies in the spirited race to replace the late Rep. Bill Young in the U.S. House have spent millions of dollars on TV ads ahead of Tuesday’s special election painting Republican David Jolly as an extremist who wants to privatize Social Security and gut Medicare. Jolly has responded with a TV spot featuring his elderly mother...
  • House easily passes $1T omnibus spending bill with 359-67 vote

    01/15/2014 4:37:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    January 15, 2014, 04:19 pm House easily passes $1T omnibus spending bill with 359-67 vote By Pete Kasperowicz and Erik Wasson Anne Wernikoff and Greg Nash The House on Wednesday easily approved a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill would fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2014 and let Congress avoid the risk of a shutdown until the end of September. Members voted 359-67 to pass the bill, which was opposed by 64 Republicans and three Democrats. The three Democrats who voted "no" were Reps. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Rush Holt (N.J.), and Mike McIntyre (N.C.), a centrist Democrat who...
  • General Mark Bircher for Congress

    01/09/2014 10:31:47 PM PST · by Viennacon · 3 replies
    Bill Young's death has put a special election in play, and Mark Bircher needs your vote. His campaign to prevent a RINO or a lib from winning this seat is picking up steam, and the endorsement of Allen West! Neither Jolly nor Peters will represent this district well. Just more of the same old garbage. Elect a veteran and a conservative to congress!!birchertv/cee5
  • Bill Young's first family emerges to tell their story (Rep, Florida)

    01/06/2014 6:00:09 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 5, 2014 | Andrew Meacham
    After Bill Young died Oct. 18 at 82, he was given a funeral befitting a legend. Speakers — including House Speaker John Boehner and high-ranking military officials — praised his skills at crafting legislation and advocating for his constituents. There was a second theme amid the accolades: Bill Young, family man. A lengthy photo montage showed the congressman with the three sons (one adopted) and eight grandchildren who resulted from his marriage to Beverly. But no one mentioned the three children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren from his marriage to the former Marian Ford. Nor were any of those family...
  • Alex Sink Officially Runs for Congress

    10/31/2013 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    970WFLA ^ | 10/30/13
    Former chief financial officer, banker and gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink has been the subject of buzz as a potential candidate for the 13th Congressional District seat that became vacant when longtime U.S. Representative Bill Young died earlier this month. Now, she's made it official. Sink's campaign has issued a news release that points to a new website, She's quoted as saying she finds "a deep frustration" with what she calls the "dysfunctional and reckless politics" in Washington. Her release says she's running to "change the way Washington does business." Sink is one of Florida's few high-profile Democratic politicians. Potential...
  • Bill Young’s wife warns Charlie Crist: Stay away

    10/22/2013 7:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 22, 2013 | Alex Isenstadt
    Watch out, Charlie Crist. Beverly Young has sent a letter to the former Florida governor telling him not to attend Thursday’s funeral service for her late husband, GOP Rep. Bill Young, according to the Tampa Bay Times. According to the paper, Young’s widow wrote in the message: “This e-mail is to officially advise you that your presence at my husband’s memorial services will be unacceptable. I have watched over the years, as Bill had, your transparent attempts to manipulate the political arena. I don’t want my husband’s memorial service to be another opportunity for that and I will not tolerate...
  • Congress to close down, fly Air Force planes to Florida for funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young

    10/22/2013 10:17:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Congress will shut down on Thursday, and leaders have told lawmakers the Defense Department will fly them to Florida for the funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died late last week.</p> <p>Mr. Young was the senior Republican in the chamber, and the move to close down business is a mark of respect for him — though it also means that there will be no floor votes and that many committee meetings have been canceled, cutting short what was already a mostly empty week. The House’s hearing examining the health exchange rollout will continue as planned, however.</p>
  • Rep. Young's widow asks Crist to stay away from funeral

    10/22/2013 10:02:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2013 | Mario Trujillo
    Rep. Bill Young’s (R-Fla.) widow asked former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to not attend her husband’s funeral. Beverly Young made her request in an email sent Monday to Crist — a Republican turned independent turned Democrat — who is considering another run for office. The email was obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. “This e-mail is to officially advise you that your presence at my husband's memorial services will be unacceptable,” she said in the email. “I have watched over the years, as Bill had, your transparent attempts to manipulate the political arena. I don't want my husband's memorial service...
  • Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young has passed away (Florida Republican)

    10/18/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT · by shortstop · 82 replies
    WFTS TV ^ | 10/18/13 | Staaff
    Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress has passed away. On Thursday, the family of the 82-year-old lawmaker said that he was gravely ill. Young's family released the following statement Friday: "U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young (FL-13) passed away this evening at The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the company of his family. The cause of death was complications related to a chronic injury. Information on services will be forthcoming." Young was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, and in October announced his decision to retire. In recent years, Young had...
  • 50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters

    09/06/2005 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Constitution Restoration Act · 42 replies · 1,868+ views
    Republican National Coalition for Life ^ | August 25, 2005 | COLLEEN PARRO
    2006 Congressional Election Cycle Has Begun  50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters   The Republican National Coalition for Life PAC is currently receiving phone calls from Republican candidates for Congress in the 2006 Republican primaries. Our usual practice is to mail our Candidate Questionnaire to Republican candidates in each district as soon as the filing deadlines are reached. When we receive the results of the questionnaire, they are recorded on our website at so that voters can see for themselves it those seeking to represent them in Washington are truly pro-life. We hope that this service...