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Florida Bellwether

Republican wins vs. ObamaCare.

Mar. 12, 2014

Republican David Jolly won the special election for the Florida-13 House seat in what was commonly seen as a referendum on ObamaCare. Though GOP Rep. Bill Young, who died in October, held the seat for nearly 40 years, Barack Obama carried the district in 2008 and 2012, and Democrats viewed it as a virtual must-win. More than $11 million was spent on the campaign, with Democrat loser Alex Sink outspending Jolly nearly 4-1 on the airwaves. Jolly declined to “draw a mandate from this race,” while Democrats are spinning the results, but Jolly campaigned on repealing ObamaCare and it’s obvious the law will remain a hot topic in the 2014 elections.

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