FL: Bill Young, the GOP’s longest serving rep, won’t talk about earmarks or connections to defense contractors

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog ST PETERSBURG — Imagine a congressman who has been in Washington, D.C,. long enough to witness the drawing down of theVietnam War, the shake-up of Watergate, the perilous Iran hostage situation, and the fall of the Berlin Wall — not to mention every significant political event of the 1990s and 2000s. Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young, of Florida’s 10th district, has been in the House of Representatives for 42 consecutive years, making him the longest-serving GOP member of the House. And now, as a veteran of 20 congressional elections, he’s ready to compete for yet another term in the 2012 fall election. This time, […]