Now the fun begins.
Only mere hours have passed since David Jolly’s success in Tuesday’s GOP special primary, and the first of many email money pitches have arrived.
After thanking voters who “chose me to represent them” in the Pinellas County Congressional District 13 special election, Jolly immediately shifts into attack mode by lumping Alex Sink in with “Nancy Pelosi and the DC liberals” who voted for the Affordable Care Act. Hours into the race and Jolly’s email openly plays his hand, setting the tone of the campaign by mentioning “ObamaCare” not once, but three times.
Sink is “planning on spending almost a half a million dollars” attacking Jolly on the airwaves today. She can’t win on her support for the dreaded “O-word,” so she is “trying to spread lies on TV.”
It is certainly curious to see a Republican, a lobbyist who has spent a fair amount of time in Washington D.C., try to come off as the “financial underdog.”
But there it is, right in plain sight.
Regardless of who will be victorious on March 11, one thing is certain; now that the primary is settled, and the race is on in earnest, money will start rolling in – on both sides.
It is going to be a fascinating 55 days.