Republican David Jolly has been elected to represent Floridaâ€™s 13th congressional district in a very tight race with Democrat Alex Sink. Many see this election as a bellwether for the November 2014 elections and a referendum on Obamacare.
With Jolly holding the seat for Republicans, Democrats must pick up 17 seats to win back the House majority in the fall, a task widely viewed as extremely difficult given historical trends, President Obamaâ€™s political woes and the limited pool of competitive seats up for grabs. Jolly will have to defend his seat in the fall.
â€” Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) March 11, 2014
GOP wasn't supposed to win this. Congratulations Congressman David Jolly. Democrats put everything into this and lost. Congrats @NRCC.
â€” Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) March 11, 2014
Republican David Jolly wins congress seat in Florida!!! Good job Florida!!! #letscleanupthismess
â€” Sherry Samples (@sherrysamples) March 11, 2014
In 1st major test of voter attitudes in 2014, Republican David Jolly victorious in FL special election for U.S. House http://t.co/z6jEeQOEqr
â€” Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) March 12, 2014
â€” College Republicans (@txfcr) March 12, 2014
â€” Ryan James Girdusky (@RyJamesG) March 11, 2014
David Jolly's victory in #FL13 makes me excited for November
â€” Natalie Szemetylo (@nszemetylo) March 11, 2014
NRCC's Walden on Jolly win: David proved that Pinellas County voters are tired of theÂ devastating policies of this administration.
â€” Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 12, 2014
â€” Ken Perry (@kenpasadena) March 12, 2014
â€” Preston Rudie (@prestonrudie) March 12, 2014