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Senate GOP candidates Jolly, Wilcox trade jabs over "insider" politician claims



With Florida's presidential primary all of 38 hours in the rearview mirror, Florida U.S. Senate candidates are now ready to take center stage.

That was clear this morning when U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, tried to ignite a mini-Twitter feud with fellow Republican Todd Wilcox over who is the insider candidate in an election year that has so far been defined by who is the outsider candidate.

Just before 9 a.m. Jolly started the skirmish accusing Wilcox of lifting parts of GOP presidential candidate John Kasich's budget plan and adopting it as his own. In a series of tweets, Jolly says Wilcox cannot  take and "insiders" budget plan and call it an outsider plan.



Wilcox, a businessman, fired back, making sure to note that Jolly is a Congressman and a "Washington Politician" and even includes a little dig on being a K-Street insider.



[Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:32am]


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