The "Young Question" - the New York Times Gets in on the Game
There's been a long running discussion about Young's possible retirement, especially in light of the Walter Reed scandal and his negligent oversight of that disgrace. Many of the discussions lately have been around who the Democrats will recruit to run for the seat.
Lo and behold, some of the names mentioned by this blogger and others recently surfaced in the New York Times!
While a number of Democrats have been mentioned, the article zeroed in on the three most popular - Charlie Justice and Bill Heller, each of whom recently won a legislative seat previously held by a Republican, and Richard Kriseman (see photo), the former St. Pete city councilman and current state representative.
All three have reasonably good name recognition - Kriseman because of his long time public in service in south pinellas, Heller because of his profile as the former dean of USF-St. Petersburg, and Justice because of his victory in the most closely watched and highest profile legislative campaign in the state.
Another article mentioned some names that were new to me - former state Rep. Lars Hafner and former state House Speaker Peter Rudy Wallace, and Bayfront Medical Center CEO Sue Brody.