Republican Jolly wins Fla. congressional race

David Jolly
David Jolly

Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President  Barack Obama’s health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November’s midterm elections and both sides spent millions auditioning national strategies.

With almost 100 percent of the vote counted, Jolly had 48.5 percent of the vote to Sink’s 46.7 percent. Libertarian Lucas Overby had 4.8 percent. The election was to replace 42-year Republican Rep. CW Bill Young, who died in October of cancer, and the evenly divided district had been considered a toss-up.

Source: MYWAY           Contributor: Joseph St. John
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