Ehrlich will not run in Pinellas congressional race
Jessica Ehrlich, a Pinellas Democrat who ran for Congress in 2012 and then bowed out of a special election this year to make way for Alex Sink, says she will not run in the regularly scheduled general election this fall. Democrat Manuel Sykes has said he intends to run against newly elected U.S. Rep David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, in Pinellas County's Congressional District 13.
Here is a statement from Ehrlich:
"Washington remains gridlocked and broken. After careful consideration, I have decided to not run for Congress at this time. New and exciting opportunities have come my way which will help me better serve my neighbors, the voters of the 13th, and all Floridians. I would like to thank all those who reached out to me encouraging me to run for their unwavering support and know that we will continue to fight together for a brighter future."