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Candidate withdraws from Florida congressional race, leaving Democrats with no one

Candidate withdraws from Florida congressional race, leaving Democrats with no one

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 13 (UPI) --Democrats are left without a candidate for Fl-13 after recruit Ed Jany bows out after accusations that he padded his resume.
Frances Burns
Florida Democrat Alex Sink declines rematch with Rep. David Jolly, winner of special election

Florida Democrat Alex Sink declines rematch with Rep. David Jolly, winner of special election

TAMPA, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost a close race for Florida governor in 2010, said she does not plan a rematch of last month's special election for Congress.
Frances Burns
Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Republican David Jolly won a closely fought battle against Democrat Alex Sink to win Florida's 13th District, winning by a narrow margin of 3,400 votes.
Ananth Baliga
Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

Politics 2014: Parties may be in for rocky ride

It's a new year and a mid-term election year to boot. Stalwarts of both parties will be seeing the capital in their rear-view mirrors one final time when their terms end.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Jolly wins Florida GOP congressional primary

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- David Jolly, former general counsel to the late Rep. Bill Young, Tuesday won a Republican primary in the race to determine Young's replacement, results showed.
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Former Florida Gov. Crist unwelcome at Rep. Young's funeral

Former Florida Gov. Crist unwelcome at Rep. Young's funeral

LARGO, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The widow of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., made it clear she will not welcome former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at her husband's upcoming memorial service.
U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., dies at 82

U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., dies at 82

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., a 21-term member of Congress, died Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., his family said. He was 82.
Wife 'floored' as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young opts to retire

Wife 'floored' as U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young opts to retire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The wife of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., says his decision to retire from politics "floored" her so much that she cried.
Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

Politics 2013: Is it 2014 already?

It's never too early to look ahead to the 2014 midterm elections for the U.S. Congress -- and retirements could throw a couple of monkey wrenches into party challenges.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Governor sued over alleged sex assault try

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A former Las Vegas cocktail waitress has sued Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, claiming that he tried to rape her in a parking garage and arranged a coverup.
McCain earmark ban called unrealistic

McCain earmark ban called unrealistic

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- If Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain wins, he will have a hard time eliminating congressional earmarks as promised, GOP leaders say.

Billions in earmarks added to defense bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A watchdog organization says members of the U.S. House of Representatives have added $3.07 billion in earmarks to the 2008 defense appropriations bill.

Commander of Walter Reed fired

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington was fired Thursday amid reports of deplorable conditions for outpatients.

Report: Congress weary of Iraq war cost

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's sixth request to Congress for funding the war in Iraq and Afghanistan is encountering grumbling from lawmakers.
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President George W. Bush prepares to sign the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005 in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 18, 2004. At left is Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla. Other participants are unidentified. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Charles William "Bill" Young, also known as C. W. Bill Young, (born December 16, 1930 in Harmarville, Pennsylvania), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1971, representing Florida's 10th congressional district. Young is currently the longest-serving Republican member of Congress. From 1999 to 2005, he was the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations; he gave up the position because of Republican-set term limits. He is currently ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense; he was chairman of this subcommittee from 1995 to 1999, and again from 2005 to 2007.

Young was a member of the Florida Senate for 10 years before being elected to Congress.

Young was born near Harmarville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, moved to the St. Petersburg area at the age of 15. He served in the Army National Guard from 1948 to 1957.

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