Democrats On Verge Of Flipping Florida’s 13th District As Alex Sink Up 7 Points



In a poll released on Thursday by the Tampa Bay Times, Democrat Alex Sink holds a 7-point lead over Republican David Jolly in Florida’s 13th District Special Election. The election will be held on March 11th to fill the lat CW Bill Young’s Congressional seat. Young, a Republican, was the longest serving Republican member of the House of Representatives when he died last October. By Florida law, Governor Rick Scott was not allowed to name a replacement to serve out Young’s term. Therefore, a special election was announced.

This is a prime opportunity for Democrats to pick up another seat in the House. With the mid-terms coming up in November, it would be great to get Sink in office and established so they can hold on to the district. In the later years of Young’s tenure in the House, his district became more and more Democratic, generally going for the Democratic nominee in Presidential elections over the past 20 years. So it is no surprise that with him gone, the district is up for grabs.

What should be interesting in this race is that Sink has been very supportive of the ACA and has not shied away from discussing the health care law. Therefore, this could be seen as a way to debunk the theory that Obamacare is going to be a negative campaigning tool for Democrats in the upcoming mid-terms. Considering that more and more people are signing up and seeing the positive benefits of the law, it might even be the case that Democrats will see that they can use the law to their benefit, and turn the table on Republicans.

Currently, Sink is ahead in the poll over Jolly 42-35, with Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby getting an additional 4%. Obviously, with Overby in the race, it can only hurt Jolly, as the vast majority of people that support Overby would vote for Jolly if they just had two choices. Sink, the state’s former CFO, is also polling slightly stronger with independents, with 33% supporting her compared to 27% for Jolly. However, that does leave quite a few undecided with less than a month before the election.

20 Replies to “Democrats On Verge Of Flipping Florida’s 13th District As Alex Sink Up 7 Points”

  1. “Obviously, with Overby in the race, it can only hurt Jolly, as the vast majority of people that support Overby would vote for Jolly if they just had two choices.”

    Apparently it’s obvious, but where are you getting this information?

  2. My husband and I need to know if we can vote for Alex Sink today… could you please let us know? We live at Miami Beach and we are not sure if her candidacy applies for our District… Thanks

  3. “Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the special election for Florida’s 13th District on Tuesday in an expensive, tight race watched closely by both parties as the midterm election season gets into high gear.
    With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Jolly led Sink 48.5 percent to 46.6 percent, according to The Associated Press.”

    Oops, guess not… Lol, better luck next time!

  4. Lost for the United States. Since you have such a hard on tell me what has republicans done for the average American in the past 40 years? Not only a fool but a damn fool

  5. I don’t have to guess but I know you are an idiot. Soros that is so 80’s. Don’t you baggers have anything original?

  6. 40 years huh? Well let’s see – after the disastrous Carter years (remember 20% inflation?) the Presidency of Ronald Reagan ushered in an unprecedented era of economic growth that spilled over into the Clinton years. In addition, Clinton benefited from the “peace dividend” resulting from Reagan’s policies that caused the ultimate downfall of the Soviet Union. Those Republican ideas and policies benefited not only Average Americans but people around the world. It’s a crying shame to see how the incompetent Obama is managing to squander all those gains. And how’s that hope and change thing working for “average” Americans who have LOST ground during the Obama years? You may not be a damn fool but you are certainly misguided and misinformed.

  7. If you think exploding the debt and deficit was a good thing then you really don’t have a clue Reagan brought unemployment down by increasing public, for you that means government jobs. Pick up a book sometime before you waste my time with your nonsense. BTW trickle down did not work . Google David Stockman who was his budget director. You baggers are idiots

  8. Obama is squandering all those gains? LOL~!

    Jobs positive 42 months in a row, market at record level and you listening to breitbarts brain. Reagan did nothing for the economy and we are still paying for him. Clinton never went positive till the second term. He spent his time making up for Reagan.

    Reagan screwed the average American so bad some people still limp.

  9. According to The Washington Post, Soros-funded lobbying tripled in 2013, from $3.25 million to $11 million. … “so 80’s” huh? You really need to educate yourself and get more accurate facts. You may be intelligent but you are being brain-washed by the MSM.

  10. Yes this loss hurts a little PPP had sink up by three in their last poll done before the election. This tells me that the democrats stayed home like usual in an off year election. Do not despair though PPP has the democrats up by three in their generic congressional ballot(first time since October the democrats lead in this closely watched poll). Secondly a Bloomberg poll has Obama approval rating up by six points since February due most likely to his pushing a very popular minimum wage hike to $10.10/hr. Hopefully this loss wakes up the dormant democratic base. Wake the hell up democrats!

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