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DAVID JOLLY BEATS ALEX SINK IN FLA 13 RACE
Supervisor of Elections ^ | 03/11/14 | Supervisor of Elections Pinellas

Posted on 03/11/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT by shortstop

Just came over the Pinellas County Election website- David Jolly wins!

225 of 225 Precincts Reporting

Percent Votes

David W. Jolly (REP) 48.43% 88,294

Alex Sink (DEM) 46.56% 84,877

Lucas Overby (LPF) 4.83% 8,799

WRITE-IN 0.18% 325

182,295


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; fl; fl2014; florida; floridaelection; jolly; sink
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Hooray.
1 posted on 03/11/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT by shortstop
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To: shortstop

Republican will lose in the recount. There’s a missing ballot box


2 posted on 03/11/2014 4:45:44 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: shortstop

Boy, that was quick!! Polls just closed 45 minutes ago.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 4:46:26 PM PDT by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: shortstop

Recounts and lawsuits to follow.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 4:46:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: AppyPappy

Let’s hope they don’t pull a Gertrude Walker!


5 posted on 03/11/2014 4:46:29 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: shortstop

Perpetual recounts coming!


6 posted on 03/11/2014 4:46:42 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: shortstop

I think I saw on Fox News tonight that this was a bell weather election in regards to the Nov ‘14 races.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 4:46:53 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: shortstop

Dollars to donuts they find some missing ballots they FORGOT to count


8 posted on 03/11/2014 4:46:55 PM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: Old Sarge

Was this the race you were talking about earlier?


9 posted on 03/11/2014 4:47:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: AppyPappy

Yep...just keep counting till the Rat wins.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 4:47:40 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Yep, I'm tracking it over here...
11 posted on 03/11/2014 4:48:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: shortstop

RINO beats LIB
HOORAY?


12 posted on 03/11/2014 4:48:59 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: shortstop
WTF is the LPF?
13 posted on 03/11/2014 4:49:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: shortstop

Sink, sank, SUNK!


14 posted on 03/11/2014 4:49:20 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Libertarian Candidate almost ruined it, not like that has never happened before /s


15 posted on 03/11/2014 4:49:46 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: shortstop

Sink is sunk


16 posted on 03/11/2014 4:49:58 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: shortstop

Why so much negativity? Be happy—”Jolly”—that he won and go from there.


17 posted on 03/11/2014 4:50:30 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: shortstop
Once again a Libertarian comes close to screwing all of us.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 4:50:39 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: navymom1

Also a bellweather on Obamacare. Jolly is for repeal, Sink is for “fixing it’.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 4:50:49 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: dontreadthis

Sink is _BAD_ news. Glad she lost.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 4:51:18 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: shortstop

With a libertarian candidate that took 8000 votes (10.%)


21 posted on 03/11/2014 4:51:37 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: navymom1
I think I saw on Fox News tonight that this was a bell weather election...

The MSM won't see it as a 'bell weather' - it never is when a Republican wins. That said, it's pretty amazing - and might be a bell weather election.

22 posted on 03/11/2014 4:51:49 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: navymom1

We’ll that depends, according to the MSM if Sink wins it is a bell weather election, if she loses it is a local election and has nothing to do with national politics.....


23 posted on 03/11/2014 4:51:56 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: shortstop

Much too close considering that Alex Sink backs Obamacare and this has been a solid republican seat for over 40 years.


24 posted on 03/11/2014 4:52:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: shortstop
The liberal media was touting this race all day as a referendum on Obamacare and the democrats chances in November (because the final polls had Sink (D) ahead by 3 points and they thought it was in the bag). I bet the story will suddenly disappear or the election will now mean nothing...
25 posted on 03/11/2014 4:52:41 PM PDT by apillar
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To: shortstop

awesome!!!!
obama won this in 2012 right??


26 posted on 03/11/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HdredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: Iron Munro
Much too close considering that Alex Sink backs Obamacare and this has been a solid republican seat for over 40 years.

But Obama actually won the district in 2012, so it was by no means a Republican stronghold...

27 posted on 03/11/2014 4:54:10 PM PDT by apillar
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To: shortstop
It's "bellwether," guys. Not trying to be snarky here. It's a common and understandable mistake.


28 posted on 03/11/2014 4:54:10 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: shortstop

Bttt


29 posted on 03/11/2014 4:54:21 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: shortstop

So what does this say about polls? They’ve consistently had Sink ahead by 7 to 9 pts. I’m thinking the polls are part of the propaganda “Bandwagon” technique, to make everyone think it’s a done deal and they should join the crowd.


30 posted on 03/11/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: martinidon

That is the whole of it, even if the media spent weeks or months building up the race as a “bell weather” election, they will go silent if the result is wrong.


31 posted on 03/11/2014 4:55:12 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: shortstop
With the amount of money the dems put into this race...

They have no legal leg to stand on since the vote was not close enough...

They will sue for a recount...because several precincts had no votes at all...

Bonher, Rove, and the rest of the GOPe aren't happy either..

Jolly is a tea party type candidate

32 posted on 03/11/2014 4:55:37 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: shortstop

Good but meaningless in a “it means something” kinda way. Talk to me in November if we keep the seat.


33 posted on 03/11/2014 4:55:59 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: GOPJ
The MSM won't see it as a 'bell weather' - it never is when a Republican wins.

Democrat wins by 2% - "It's a Mandate !!!" Republican wins by 2% "It's a squeaker with no wider implications."


34 posted on 03/11/2014 4:56:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: dontreadthis
RINO beats LIB

Jolly is no RINO, at least not yet...

35 posted on 03/11/2014 4:56:50 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Iron Munro
“Much too close considering that Alex Sink backs Obamacare and this has been a solid republican seat for over 40 years”

Libertarian Candidate is the issue, it seems we are running against a Socialist Rat, and a Ross Perot split the vote candidate in all races at this point.

Like it or not, a Paul /Cruz ticket may be our best chance to win in 2016, if they ever kiss and make up.

36 posted on 03/11/2014 4:56:53 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Cinnamontea

And if 6k of those 8k votes went to the Dem instead, you’d be singing a different tune right now.


37 posted on 03/11/2014 4:57:15 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: GOPJ
The MSM won't see it as a 'bell weather'

You are probably right.

Although yesterday the leftie media was pushing it as just that (the polls heading into the election had Sink several points up).

This morning I saw even the clowns on MSNBC backing off their optimistic claims for sink, yet they were still calling Jolly "flawed" and Sink "a skilled campaigner".

This seems remarkable to me, and very good news---even if Jolly is "flawed".

It can only bode well for our candidates who are not nearly so "flawed".

38 posted on 03/11/2014 4:58:04 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Popman

I assume this is an election for a vacancy — does Jolly have to re-run in November?


39 posted on 03/11/2014 4:58:44 PM PDT by bunster
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To: shortstop

Yes, they are shameless, they lie, they cheat, they steal and they do not quit so expect the democrats to take as many bites out of the vote fraud apple as necessary to overturn the results.


40 posted on 03/11/2014 4:58:50 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: notaliberal

Man, I wish I had some donuts.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: hinckley buzzard
WTF is the LPF?

Libertarian Party of Florida

42 posted on 03/11/2014 4:59:40 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: dontreadthis
RINO beats LIB

He hasn't held office. Jolly is against Obamacare and says he has goals of lowering taxes and cutting spending. He believes Israel is one of the premier allies of the United States and has a goal of not cutting the United States commitment to the military and to its allies. He is pro-life, says that he "support[s] the constitutional right to keep and bear arms," and opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants. Where's the RINO?

43 posted on 03/11/2014 4:59:53 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Cinnamontea
Once again a Libertarian comes close to screwing all of us.

Margin of error, vote fraud, a libertarian spoiler, as well as the rat party candidate are a lot to overcome for a pubbie to win nowadays. Glad to see Jolly hopefully pulled this off.

44 posted on 03/11/2014 5:00:01 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: shortstop

We’ll see if we can keep this victory, or if it will be snatched away through a phony re-count. I wish the results hadn’t been so close. Did she actually concede? That may seal the deal right away.


45 posted on 03/11/2014 5:00:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Fightin Whitey

If the GOP-er was flawed and running against a skilled DNC campaigner...

I suddenly feel a LOT better about November.


46 posted on 03/11/2014 5:00:19 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Popman

if you know more than I do about him, then I am encouraged by your statement


47 posted on 03/11/2014 5:00:25 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: AppyPappy

Looks like a 3400 vote difference. Even if the count went 80/20 for the Dem they’ have to manufacture about 5700 votes, which is a large enough number that it’d have to be spread across alot of precincts, and that would hopefully raise too many flags. Let’s hope that is the case.


48 posted on 03/11/2014 5:01:12 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Iron Munro

The MSM won’t see it as a ‘bell weather’ - it never is when a Republican wins.
Democrat wins by 2% - “It’s a Mandate !!!” Republican wins by 2% “It’s a squeaker with no wider implications.”

**Not a smidgen of MSM liberal bias, ha
If Sink would’ve won this, there would be pics of Pelosi with her giant gavel everywhere.


49 posted on 03/11/2014 5:01:50 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: DAC21

My preference is Cruz / Paul, but I like your choice too.


50 posted on 03/11/2014 5:02:25 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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