Libertarian Lucas Overby says he can win Congressional race

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St. Petersburg, FL -- While Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly will get most of the attention in the race to fill C.W. Bill Young's Congressional seat, Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby insists he shouldn't be counted out.

"We're running to win," Overby told 10 News. "I don't run to make political statements. We got into this race because we think we have a shot and now moving into the special [election], we think we have an even better shot."

Yes, Overby believes can win the Congressional District 13 race. But political analysts say his biggest obstacle will be money.

"But he may benefit from the backlash against the two major parties and there are about 28% of the people in the district that do not identify as Republicans or Democrats," said USF Professor of Political Science Dr. Susan MacManus.

Sink has already raised more than a million dollars and even Jolly admitted on Tuesday night that he won't be able to match the Democrats' war chest.

"They're going to step out way in front of us in paid media. We're going to win on the message. You give me $5 to get our message out and we're going to win this race," Jolly told reporters after defeating state Rep. Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher in the Republican primary.

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