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Political Connections Sun: David Jolly shrinks from Ryan plan



David Jolly, one of the three Republicans vying to succeed the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, likes to say he's best equiped to serve Pinellas County because as a former aide to Young he already know how to get things done in Washington. In a Political Connections interview airing on Bay News 9 Sunday in Tampa Bay, however, the federal lobbyist sounded like a rookie when it came to the question of whether he would have voted for the House Republican budgets proposed by Paul Ryan in recent years.

"I would have to examine the details of the Ryan plan," said Jolly, clearly not ready to embrace the sweeping changes to entitlement programs envisioned by the Ryan plans that Rep. Young and the overwhelming majority of other House Republicans supported.

Political Connections airs at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. Here's a clip.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:23pm]


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