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David Jolly to appear on Sunday's 60 Minutes



Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. David Jolly will be on this weekend's episode of 60 Minutes, talking about a campaign finance proposal he calls the "Stop Act."

The legislation would make it illegal for federal elected officials to personally ask for campaign cash. But they could still speak at fundraisers, and people could still contributed to their campaign funds.

"When one side of the aisle tells incoming freshman to spend at least 20 hours a week raising money and the other gives you instructions on how to secure donations over the phone, it tells the world that Congress today has made fundraising more important than actually getting things done," Jolly, R-Indian Shores, said in a written statement.

The story is on CBS at 7 p.m. Sunday. It's the third time in as many weeks that a Florida politician has been featured on 60 Minutes. Last week, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater was on, and the week before, former Sen. Bob Graham was.

For his own part, Jolly's fundraising the first quarter of the year is unclear: His finance reports haven't yet been published by the Federal Election Commission.

He's running to replace Sen. Marco Rubio against four fellow Republicans: U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach; Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera of Miami; Orlando defense contractor Todd Wilcox and Bradenton homebuilder Carlos Beruff. The primary is Aug. 30.

[Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2016 10:21am]


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