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Florida special election a test for ObamaCare?
FoxNews.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | John Roberts

Posted on 03/02/2014 5:42:46 PM PST by Din Maker

FL-13 Congressional District is seen as an indicator oof the midterm elections. "Both parties are focused on the ObamaCare issue." said Susan McManus, a political science professor. "Does it push (David) Jolly, the Republican across the finish line? Or does it help (Democratic Alex) Sink win?" The election on March 11, fills the seat held 43 years by Republican Bill Young.

At Frida's café in Largo, some early voters voiced fierce opposition to ObamaCare.

"I had Blue Cross, Blue Shield," small business owner Roy Badie said. "When ObamaCare kicked in, I couldn't afford it. I lose coverage on my children. So now I am paying out of my own pocket." Badie cast an early ballot for Jolly.

Sarah Paul, is on the fence about who to vote for. A Republican, she's a fan of ObamaCare and recently signed herself and her husband up. "We haven't had insurance for 28 years. We couldn't afford it."

Sink -- a Democrat -- actually carried FL-13 in her failed bid for governor in 2010. Jolly is hoping his push to repeal ObamaCare will win over voters. Unlike other Democrats, Sink isn't running away from ObamaCare. She's embracing it -- while at the same time, keeping it at arm's length.

This election is unusually important because it's a test in messaging for the fights ahead. "Pure and simple: "What message can the other candidates and other states take on the road to win?"

And Republican groups and conservative blogs are pounding Sink over comments she made about immigration reform at a candidates' forum earlier this week. Sink insisted immigration reform is important to Florida's vast tourism industry, saying: "Where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?"

Jolly declared Sink's comments "offensive" and demanded she apologize.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: democratcare; elections; florida; sarahpaulisanidiot
Unlike other Democrats, Sink isn't running away from ObamaCare. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

IDIOT!!! Hope she loses by double digits.

1 posted on 03/02/2014 5:42:46 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Sink — a Democrat — actually carried FL-13 in her failed bid for governor in 2010.
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That’s a little scary.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 5:45:24 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

Obamacare is a lightning rod issue, but remember there are a lot of folks in the entitlement army too.

What is the demographic of this district? Are the Dems funding a libertarian to bleed R votes and win with a Clintonian plurality?


3 posted on 03/02/2014 5:46:00 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Din Maker

“She’s embracing it — while at the same time, keeping it at arm’s length.”

er, ok, if you say so.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 6:03:38 PM PST by jocon307
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To: nascarnation

50 50


5 posted on 03/02/2014 6:08:30 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: nascarnation
And Republican groups and conservative blogs are pounding Sink over comments she made about immigration reform at a candidates' forum earlier this week. Sink insisted immigration reform is important to Florida's vast tourism industry, saying: "Where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?"

I can't answer your question, nascarnation, but I think that with all the immigrants there are in Florida, what is stated above about the Dem candidate will sink her in this Election.
6 posted on 03/02/2014 6:13:20 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

Adelaide Alexander “Alex” Sink (born June 5, 1948)...
“Her maternal great-grandfather was Chang Bunker,
one of the famous conjoined “Siamese Twins” Chang and Eng Bunker.”
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She has some F’d up DNA.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Sink
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7 posted on 03/02/2014 6:16:09 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Din Maker

Remember, every single special election is supposed to be microcosm of the larger electorate. it may, or may not be, but the LSM sure didn’t mention the a$$ whooping a week ago in VA, but if a RAT squeaks across the finish line it will be heralded from here to the mid-terms. It’s all OPTICS and NARRATIVE posturing.


8 posted on 03/02/2014 6:24:09 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Din Maker

No no no no. Just stop it. Special elections are MEANINGLESS.

And last poll I saw had the Dim up by 6. MEANINGLESS.


9 posted on 03/02/2014 6:25:38 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: nascarnation

Unfortunately for the left, not enough of the entitlement army is deficient in math enough to not notice that the deductibles are so high they are unlikely to meet them.

That is why nothing they have done and nothing they will come up with will get enrollment going for people without preexisting conditions.

This was designed to fail, of course - so they could try to implement a single payer system. But it was supposed to fail gradually while they screamed about how other political constituencies were destroying their beautiful program. Instead it is stillborn while they are still holding the bag.


10 posted on 03/02/2014 6:28:39 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

Personally I don’t think anybody wants single payer.
Insurance companies are a huge source of campaign money.
Politicians beat them up in public and take “protection money” thru the back door.


11 posted on 03/02/2014 6:33:08 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

See my Post #6 RIghtwardHo


12 posted on 03/02/2014 6:34:06 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

Sink is a radical leftist.

Planned Parenthood has given her their “Choice Award”. She is backed by Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) radical EMILY’s List group pushing for abortion on demand and so called “partial birth abortion”... at taxpayer’s expense.

She supports adoption by homosexuals.

She supports Obamacare.

Sink is the stink that won’t go away.


13 posted on 03/02/2014 6:41:37 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Ray76

Wow! I did not know all of that about her. Do you live in FL? What do we have to do to get this word out? I still believe what I said in Post #6. I believe that gaffe alone will sink, MS Sink.


14 posted on 03/02/2014 6:47:18 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: nascarnation; All

The good news for our team is: This is a Special Election. Voter turn out will be LOW. But, the informed, “crawl over glass” Conservatives WILL turn out enmasse. I think that, and what I said in my Post #6, will sink MS Sink in this Election.


15 posted on 03/02/2014 6:49:59 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker; All

How many of you knew about this Election. I didn’t until today and I am a Political Junkie. Are any Conservative PACs helping Jolly in his race against this Radical Leftist witch? (See Post #13 by Ray76.)


16 posted on 03/02/2014 6:52:49 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

Excellent! Go get ‘em.


17 posted on 03/02/2014 6:53:08 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

On the contrary.

Pay attention to what is being done with the IRS.
Apply that to availability of medical care.

Go back and look at how communist countries from the Soviet Union to Cuba have used availability of food and medical care as a lethal weapon against political rivals and reconsider your assertion.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 7:09:00 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Din Maker

Here’s a few links

http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2014/02/contrast-clear-in-floridas-13th-cd-pro-life-david-jolly-vs-pro-abortion-alex-sink/

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/girl-talk-sink-turns-emilys-list-new-hire-1

http://www.emilyslist.org/what/candidates/alex-sink

http://web.archive.org/web/20110825080128/http://www.factsforflorida.com/?p=912#more-912


19 posted on 03/02/2014 7:25:26 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Din Maker

Two words: ELECTION FRAUD


20 posted on 03/02/2014 7:36:29 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Din Maker

She is not running away from it because she knows that the Democrat Party has perfected their election stealing process.


21 posted on 03/02/2014 7:43:14 PM PST by sport
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To: Repeal The 17th

I thought her middle name was spit.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 8:43:21 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Two words: ELECTION FRAUD

In Florida? Who knew?

23 posted on 03/02/2014 11:42:00 PM PST by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant)
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To: Din Maker
Alex Sink is a carpetbagger wanna be. Her best quote of the campaign:

"Immigration reform is important in our country... where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping?"

24 posted on 03/03/2014 4:58:09 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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