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Congressional candidate David Jolly's girlfriend once named one of Washington's most beautiful people

Congressional candidate David Jolly and Laura Donahoe together in a Facebook post from her sister, Susan Donahoe, last month.

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Congressional candidate David Jolly and Laura Donahoe together in a Facebook post from her sister, Susan Donahoe, last month.

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A profile Saturday on Pinellas congressional candidate David Jolly mentioned he is in the midst of a divorce. A recent post on Facebook takes it a step further, calling the Republican candidate the boyfriend of Laura Donahoe, 27.

Donahoe previously worked for Jolly at a Washington lobbying firm, according to a 2010 article in The Hill that included Donahoe on its annual list of the "50 most beautiful people." The article mentioned Donahoe was a fan of the Washington Nationals and said she had an ongoing competition with her boss, Jolly, to see who could catch the most foul balls.

Jolly, 41, declined to talk about it. "I have too much respect for my ex-wife to discuss our personal life, our amicable divorce or relationships since our separation," he said in a statement.

Jolly's divorce from Carrie, his wife of 15 years, will be finalized in Washington on Jan. 16.

Donahoe has been a volunteer in his campaign, Jolly said, but does not work for it. Records show the campaign reimbursed her $1,097.75 last month for a campaign event at Bascom's Chop House.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:13pm]

    

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