David Jolly collects $100k
Republican congressional candidate David Jolly has raised more than $100,000 in campaign contributions and he has announced co-chairs for his finance team: former U.S. Ambassador Mel Sembler and St. Petersburg businessmen Jim MacDougald and Bill Edwards.
He also has created a campaign web site, www.davidjolly.com, and a Facebook page.
Jolly is running in the District 13 Congressional District in Pinellas County, in hopes of succeeding longtime U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young in a special election that was called after Young's death. The primary will be Jan. 14 and the general election will be March 11.
Democrat Alex Sink, Florida's former chief financial officer and a gubernatorial candidate in 2010, also is running. So is Libertarian Lucas Overby.