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Democrats try to dent Young; could Crist be in the wings?

by John Kennedy | April 19th, 2011

The Democratic Campaign Congressional Committee began airing radio ads Tuesday targeting Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young and others in senior-heavy districts nationwide for supporting a budget proposal that could reduce Medicare spending.

Young,  80, is the longest serving Republican in Congress and represents Pinellas County. That’s also home to politician-in-waiting,  former Gov. Charlie Crist, an ex-Republican turned independent — oft-rumored to be considering becoming a Democrat. 

But in Tallahassee this week for the unveiling of his gubernatorial portrait, Crist downplayed such talk.

“I’ve heard a lot of that speculation,” Crist said of the party-switch scenario. But I’m paying all my attention to (wife) Carole and the rest of my family. And working hard for the people at (Orlando-based trial lawyer firm) Morgan & Morgan. I’m enjoying being an independent, it’s a great place to be.”

Crist also seemed to distance himself from running against Young, or looking to succeed him should the veteran congressman choose to retire. Asked if he might be on the 2012 ballot, Crist replied, “I doubt it.”

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3 Responses to “Democrats try to dent Young; could Crist be in the wings?”

  1. Searcher Says:

    Charlie has time. Remember when he was ahead in the polls? Elephants remember what happens to them, and so do old people. And Old People VOTE!

  2. Gag! Says:

    Please, you androgynous little freak, go away!!

  3. DemocratsAreHypocrites Says:

    How hypocritical for the Democrats to run a negative add blasting Congressman Bill Young for supporting a budget that will stave off bankruptcy for this country by reducing funding for Medicare (and cutting spending across the board) when the Democrats passed by forced against the will of the majority of the people in this country an unconstitutional, budget busting health care bill down the throats of the American people that create “death panels” which will only serve to deny medical services to the elderly! Also, the Democrats drastically cut funding for Medicare themselves in order to help pay for ObamaCare! The Democratic Party is anti-senior citizen. Should Charlie Crist run as a Democrat, that he has no core values and it only proves that he is in public office to serve himself and not others!

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