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U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox calls David Jolly's fundraising ban a 'sham'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox calls David Jolly's proposal to ban lawmakers from directly raising money a "sham" and "election-year gimmick from someone who has spent his entire career in Washington."

The attack came in an op/ed published Wednesday in the Pensacola News-Journal. "For Jolly and many politicians like him, the STOP Act was born out of campaign convenience and not any real understanding of the problem as a whole."

"The disease isn’t fundraising as Jolly so wrongly claims," Wilcox continues. "Fundraising is merely a symptom. The disease is career politicians who set up shop in Washington and never leave."

Wilcox calls for term limits, an end to congressional pensions and a lifetime ban on lobbying. More here.

A response from Jolly's campaign manager Max Goodman:

"Minus the fact I forgot he is still in the race, Todd has always shown a bizarre, almost creepy obsession for David. More than 10,000 Floridians have signed the Stop Act petition to get Congress back to work. It's a shame he's on the wrong side of history"

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:53pm]


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