Republican David Jolly has been elected to represent Florida’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 Obama’s political woes and the limited pool of competitive seats up for grabs. Jolly will have to defend his seat in the fall.
— 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.
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) March 11, 2014
Republican David Jolly wins congress seat in Florida!!! Good job Florida!!! #letscleanupthismess
— 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
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) March 12, 2014
— College Republicans (@txfcr) March 12, 2014
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyJamesG) March 11, 2014
David Jolly's victory in #FL13 makes me excited for November
— Natalie Szemetylo (@nszemetylo) March 11, 2014
NRCC's Walden on Jolly win: David proved that Pinellas County voters are tired of the devastating policies of this administration.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 12, 2014
— Ken Perry (@kenpasadena) March 12, 2014
— Preston Rudie (@prestonrudie) March 12, 2014