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Dana Young holding ‘super weekend’ canvassing events

State Sen. Dana Young is looking for supporters to turn out this weekend to help spread the word about her reelection campaign in Senate District 18.

To give the campaign a spark heading into the final three months before Election Day, the Tampa Republican has planned a “Super Weekend” of canvassing events in  the Hillsborough County district.

Canvassing drives Friday and Saturday will see volunteers check in with the campaign at 809 S. Albany Ave. in Tampa to grab their clipboards before fanning out to knock on doors. The Friday event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while the Saturday drive will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Those looking to pitch in on the effort can contact Nick Alvarez at 786-390-1736 for more information or to RSVP.

Young, elected in 2016, is facing a serious challenge this year from House Minority Leader Janet Cruz, who currently represents House District 62. SD 18 is the only district Florida Democrats are targeting for a flip that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and a recent poll shows the two Tampanians are neck-and-neck.

Last week, Young got a boost from three high-profile endorsements. On Monday she earned an endorsement from the Florida Realtors, followed by the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police on Tuesday and the Florida Medical Association on Wednesday.

The Florida FOP was the fifth police union to back Young, following the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Tampa, West Central Florida and Suncoast chapters of the PBA.

Neither Cruz nor Young faces a challenger in the Aug. 28 primary. They will go head-to-head in the Nov. 6 general election.

The canvassing invitation is below.

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.
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