|BLAUVELT, N.Y.–McLaughlin & Associates congratulates our client, Congressman-elect David Jolly on his pivotal win in the special election for Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
While the so-called political pundits, experts and the Democratic spin machine said that David Jolly simply could not beat their handpicked candidate, Alex Sink, Jolly defied the odds and delivered for the people of Pinellas County, just like he has done time and time again alongside Congressman Bill Young. Despite being the underdog, the Jolly Campaign was able to overcome the challenges they faced, including Sink’s high-profile name and sizable bank account. Rather than allow the competitive and expensive Republican primary to be a burden, the Jolly Campaign used the momentum from the primary win to catapult to victory in the general election.
“David Jolly was an excellent candidate from the very beginning,” said Jim McLaughlin, Jolly’s campaign pollster in both the Republican primary and the general election. “He had the courage and conviction to run in a very difficult environment, against a Democratic icon (Alex Sink), who some say left the Governor’s race to run in this all-important congressional open seat. It was David Jolly who came up with the winning message that the people of Pinellas County want to repeal Obamacare, improve the economy and protect Social Security and Medicare.”
This hotly-contested race, arguably the most important of 2014 so far, provided the opportunity for voters to send a message to President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and their liberal allies in Washington. Although the district was represented by Republican Congressman Bill Young for 40 years, it has leaned Democrat in recent years, going for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential races, and Alex Sink in the 2010 Gubernatorial Election.
In January, highly respected non-partisan political analyst, Stu Rothenberg, called Florida C.D. 13, “The Race Democrats Can’t Afford to Lose,” reasoning that a loss would mean trouble for Democrats in competitive Congressional races this November.
David Jolly came out early saying that he would run to honor the legacy of Bill Young–Jolly opposed Obamacare and convincingly communicated his agenda of economic growth and opportunity to the voters of Pinellas County.
McLaughlin & Associates would like to congratulate the Jolly campaign team, especially:
General Consultant, Marc Reichelderfer
Campaign Manager, Nick Catroppo
Senior Advisor, Nick Hansen
Media Consultant, Adam Goodman
Campaign Consultant, Pat Bainter
Communications Director, Sarah Bascom
Furthermore, we would like to congratulate and thank the NRCC for their invaluable assistance in this campaign to help offset the Democrats’ and Alex Sink’s substantial financial advantage.
|McLaughlin & Associates is proud to be involved in Congressman-elect David Jolly’s victory, and would like to thank David Jolly and the Jolly Campaign Team for providing us the opportunity to be a part of this important win.
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