Articles Tagged 'David Jolly'

I’d be ‘panicked’ if I were a Democrat: NRCC chair says in wake of Fla. election

Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican, said Wednesday that the outcome of the special election in Florida’s 13th district would make him worried if he was… READ MORE

OBAMACARE TEST VOTE? GOP candidate narrowly wins Fla. special election

March 12, 2014

Republican David Jolly narrowly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House race largely seen as a critical test for ObamaCare. With nearly… READ MORE

Hard-fought congressional election in Florida is seen as a bellwether

Republicans and Democrats are spending millions of dollars on Tuesday’s special congressional election in Florida, a race seen by leaders on both sides as the first real test of the parties’ broader strategies for this fall. The race for the Tampa-area District 13 seat, left open last year by the death of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, has taken on national… READ MORE

Sink Tops Jolly in Florida Special-Election Fundraising

by Emily Cahn, Roll Call
February 28, 2014
Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink raised $1.3 million in the last month and a half for the highly competitive March 11 special in Florida’s 13th District. The Democrat’s whopping fundraising total from Jan. 1 to Feb. 19 doubled that of her Republican opponent, lobbyist David Jolly, who brought in $639,000. Both reports were stocked with donations from members… READ MORE

DCCC Makes Major TV Buy in Florida House Special

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
January 19, 2014
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will soon begin a six-figure television advertising campaign in Florida’s 13th District, its first foray onto the airwaves in the competitive special election. The House Democrats’ political arm has reserved “more than $200,000″ in advertising between Jan. 21-27, according to a Democratic official. The race for the St. Petersburg-based district pits the GOP nominee, lobbyist… READ MORE

Dems warn of Koch groups’ influence in Fla. special election

by Alexandra Jaffe - The Hill
January 16, 2014
National Democrats are expecting an influx of millions from Koch brothers-affiliated outside groups into the Florida special House election. And to prepare, Democrats are going on offense to frame Republican David Jolly as an out-of-touch Washington lobbyist, according to a new memo obtained by The Hill. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s memo outlines the party’s views on where Jolly stands… READ MORE

Jolly wins Fla. GOP special, will face Sink

by Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill
January 15, 2014
David Jolly, a former staffer to Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), easily won the special Republican primary for his late boss’s seat on Tuesday night, setting up a fierce fight with Democratic nominee Alex Sink. State Rep. Kathleen Peters, the favorite of many establishment Republicans and female members of Congress, finished second, while veteran Mark Bircher took third in the primary.… READ MORE

‘Price Is Right’ Legend Endorses Jolly in Florida Special Election

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
December 12, 2013
Former game show host Bob Barker will endorse GOP lobbyist David Jolly in a television ad on Thursday that will air during a special episode of “The Price is Right.” “Because with Jolly, the choice is right,” says Barker in the spot. Jolly’s campaign has reserved advertising time during Thursday’s episode of “The Price is Right,” according to a source… READ MORE

Will Republicans Have a Primary to Replace C.W. Bill Young?

by Abby Livingston, Roll Call
November 17, 2013
In the final days before the filing deadline, Republicans remain unsure whether lobbyist David Jolly has cleared the GOP field in the competitive special election to succeed the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla. In recent days, state Rep. Kathleen Peters expressed interest in running for the St. Petersburg-based district, and she has yet to back off. Democrats cleared the… READ MORE

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