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Democrats respond to David Jolly announcing for Young's seat



The Florida Democratic Party responded to the first confirmed Republican entry in the race to succeed late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young with a preview of how they'll attack their opponent. David Jolly, 41, is Young's former general counsel, personal attorney and a lobbyist. He announced his candidacy Saturday and started off with an endorsement from Beverly Young, Rep. Young's widow.

Here's what the Florida Democrats have to say:

“Washington lobbyist David Jolly built his career and his livelihood by trying to manipulate the dysfunctional politics of Washington in order to enrich himself at the expense of middle class families — and that’s exactly what Floridians hate about Congress,” said spokesman Joshua Karp. “If Jolly is the eventual Republican nominee — a big if — then Floridians will see a clear contrast between a proven problem solver with a record of getting results and a Washington lobbyist who would do exactly what lobbyists always do in Congress: make things worse.”

[Last modified: Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:28pm]


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