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Alex Sink

Republicans Can’t Win By Attacking Health Care In 2014

For me, the fact that Republicans keep using the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – as a political football is a tragedy. Sure, the law has problems, but it is already saving lives and improving the health of millions of Americans. Thankfully, it seems that Republicans who are counting on attacking the health reform system […]

March 20, 2014

Keep Calm And Carry On: Jolly’s Win Does Not Presage Republican Wave

David Jolly won an upset victory over Democrat Alex Sink in Tuesday’s special election in Florida’s 13th congressional district, sending another Republican to the House of Representatives, and unleashing a torrent of breathless predictions that Democrats are doomed in 2014. A National Journal article by Josh Kraushaar, titled “Why a Republican Wave in 2014 is Looking More Likely […]

March 12, 2014

Republican Jolly Wins Florida Special Election

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Republicans scored a significant victory in a special congressional election Tuesday, holding on to a seat in a swing district in Florida that Democrats had high hopes of capturing after a campaign that focused heavily on President Barack Obama’s health care law. With all precincts reporting, Republican […]

March 11, 2014

Absentee Ballots Look Like Bad News For GOP Candidate In Florida

The polls won’t close in the special election to replace the late U.S. Representative Bill Young (R-FL) until March 11, but absentee ballots are already pouring in — and they appear to be bad news for Republican nominee David Jolly. As the Tampa Bay Times’ Adam Smith reports, Pinellas county voters had cast over 64,000 […]

February 21, 2014

Poll: Democrat Sink Leads In Florida Special Election

Democrat Alex Sink holds a slight lead over Republican David Jolly in Florida’s hotly contested special election for U.S. House, according to a new Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/WUSF Public Media poll of likely voters in the state’s 13th congressional district. The poll finds Sink with a 42 to 35 percent advantage over Jolly; 4 […]

February 13, 2014

WATCH: Democratic SuperPAC Unloads On GOP House Candidate

House Majority PAC, a SuperPAC dedicated to electing Democrats to the House of Representatives, released a new ad on Tuesday ripping Republican congressional candidate David Jolly. The ad, titled “Privatized,” slams Jolly for his work as a lobbyist before he decided to join the race to replace his former boss, the late Rep. Bill Young […]

February 11, 2014

GOP House Candidate Breaks With Party, Pushes For Minimum Wage Hike

David Jolly, the Republican candidate in the special election for the U.S. House in Florida’s 13th congressional district, broke with the caucus he hopes to join this week when he announced his support for raising the federal minimum wage. The Harkin-Miller bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 has become a key issue in […]

February 4, 2014

Jolly Poised To Win GOP Primary In Florida — But Sink Looms In General Election

With the Republican primary in the special election for the U.S. House in Florida’s 13th congressional district just one day away, lobbyist David Jolly seems likely to beat opponents Kathleen Peters and Mark Bircher. The primary has featured a close race between Jolly – a former staffer for the late congressman Bill Young — and […]

January 13, 2014