GOP Wins Fla 13!
Bill Quick

AOSHQDD: Offical Florida 13th CD Special Election Results Thread

Volunteers are still adding in the results- Pinellas is just rollling them in, but Jolly has won the race. We are canvassing and updating precincts now, but there’s nothing left for Sink

Remember this?

FLASHBACK: Stuart Rothenberg Called Florida Race ‘Must-Win’ for Democrats

A loss in the competitive March 11 contest would almost certainly be regarded by dispassionate observers as a sign that President Barack Obama could constitute an albatross around the neck of his party’s nominees in November. And that could make it more difficult for Democratic candidates, campaign committees and interest groups to raise money and energize the grass roots.

Fundamentally, the district, left vacant by the death of longtime Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young, looks competitive but has a slight Democratic tinge. Barack Obama carried it 52 percent to 48 percent in 2008, but he had a more narrow victory four years later, when he won 50 percent to 49 percent.

Rothenberg will probably repudiate this analysis in the next couple of days, but still.

UPDATE:  Heh.  Not only was the race meaningless, and the meany GOP moneybags spent a lot of money (though not as much as the Dems), but the GOP candidate didn’t win by a big enough margin.

Also, the dog ate the Dem candidate.

Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


GOP Wins Fla 13! — 6 Comments

    • Yeah, Insty figured they were losing it when the lefties started tweeting that special elections don’t mean shit, early this morning.

      When it looked like they were winning, of course, it was the most important contest on the planet.

  1. I see that DWS says that Jolly’s win is a sign of weakness for the GOP. Now I think that she’s stupid enough to believe that, but it’s much more likely that she’s simply bald-faced lying because that’s what she knows how to do. Still, it takes enormous brass balls to lie that brazenly on camera, even for a a Democrat.