With CD 13 field set, Democrats say GOP primary is ‘race to the right’

November 19, 2013

Representative Kathleen Peters officially now a candidate in the special election for Congressional District 13, Democrats are quickly attempting to characterize the race as a race to the right.

“Pinellas voters had better buckle up as this competitive Republican primary means both David Jolly and Kathleen Peters will be sprinting to the right as fast they can,” said Andy Stone, communications director for House Majority PAC. “In fact, in this fierce GOP contest, Jolly and Peters will be cozying up to the same reckless wing of their party that shut down the government and was cheerleading a financial default – something voters in the 13th district won’t forget come March.”

A special primary election will be held Jan. 14, while the special general election is scheduled for March 11.

Congressman Bill Young died last month after representing the Pinellas County area in Congress for four decades.