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3/12/2014 (2 years ago)

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Victory of Republican David Jolly may have implications for Obamacare come November

Republican David Jolly was victorious during a special election in Florida this week for the Tampa Bay-area district vacated by the late Rep. Bill Young.

Republican David Jolly ran on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He also supported the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Republican David Jolly ran on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He also supported the overturning of Roe v. Wade.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

3/12/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: David Jolly, Florida, Alex Sink, Obamacare

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The close race between Jolly and Democrat Alex Sink has been viewed as "a proxy for how President Obama and his signature health care legislation will play at the polls in November."

Observers will say that Jolly's victory signals that Republicans will likely keep their House majority after the November midterm elections. There are vacancies in the chamber.

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Jolly ran on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He also supported the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Sink, on the other hand, backed the Affordable Care Act -- but qualified that by saying she would like to see it improved. Sink also said she supported comprehensive immigration reform. Jolly has long opposed a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in this country illegally.

Outside money poured into the state during the campaign, totaling a substantial $12 million.

"Jolly, a former aide to Young who went on to a lobbying career was not a well-known figure in Pinellas County when he entered the race," the Tampa bay Times noted. "Sink and her allies had attacked him for his lobbying and contended he wanted to undermine Social Security and Medicare, essential programs to the district's older voting population.

"But Jolly and outside Republicans hammered away at the Affordable Care Act, and had an unpopular president in their corner as well."

Jolly's victory, however, will be brief, having to run for his seat again in November.

"Democrats will point out that this is a district that has been represented by a Republican for 60 straight years. Even so, with the death last year of Rep. Bill Young - who held the seat for 40 of those years - Democrats saw an opening," National Public Radio's Greg Allen said.

"Republicans hold a slight registration edge in Florida's 13th Congressional District. But it was carried by Barack Obama in the last two presidential elections.

"Alex Sink entered the race with high name recognition. She was Florida's elected chief financial officer and then ran for governor, losing narrowly to Republican Rick Scott."


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