About 125,000 vote in Florida special election for Congressional District 13

10:49 AM, Mar 10, 2014   |    comments
From left: Alex Sink, Lucas Overby and David Jolly hold a public debate forum in Clearwater.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - About 125,000 people have already voted in Pinellas County's special election to fill the late Congressman Bill Young's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to figures on the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website, 119,797 people returned mail-in ballots. Another 5,252 people voted early in person between March 1 and March 9.

Voting will also be held Tuesday.

The race has garnered national attention. The district is considered a tossup between the two major political parties, and ads for Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly have inundated mailboxes and airwaves in recent weeks.

Both Democrats and Republicans are road-testing strategies in this race, in hopes of figuring out what will work in campaigns across the country during November's midterm elections.

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