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First TV commercial for Pinellas GOP congressional candidate David Jolly



   Pinellas Republican congressional candidate David Jolly has released his first television commercial, which features endorsements from former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker and from Beverly Young, widow of the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young.

   You can see the video here.

   Jolly is a candidate in a special election for the Pinellas congressional seat that was left vacant when Young died Oct. 18, after serving in Congress for more than 40 years.

   Republican voters on Jan. 14 will decide which of three candidates should be the GOP  nominee. The choices are Jolly, a longtime aide to Young; state Rep. Kathleen Peters; and Mark Bircher, a retired Marine Corps brigadier general.

   The GOP nominee will then go up against Democrat Alex Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby in the March 11 general election.


They are running in Florida's 13th Congressional District, which extends from south Pinellas to Dunedin, with downtown and southern St. Petersburg cut out.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:41am]


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