Ehrlich suspends campaign for Bill Young's congressional seat
By: Associated Press
(Official photo of Ehrlich, left)
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) -
Ehrlich has suspended her campaign for a congressional seat formerly held by
the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young.
In a news release sent
Wednesday, Ehrlich thanked donors, volunteers and her staff for support.
In 2012, Ehrlich ran
against Republican Bill Young in the 13th congressional district. Ehrlich lost
but almost immediately decided to run a second campaign. Last month, Young
announced he would not seek reelection then died.
The offices of the
governor and Pinellas elections supervisor are looking at scheduling the
primary to fill the seat on Jan. 14 and the general election for March 11,
though nothing has been finalized.
Democrat and former
gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink of Hillsborough County announced on Oct. 30
that she would move to the district and run for the seat.
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