House Majority PAC sics two seniors on David Jolly in new ad

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A new House Majority PAC ad puts two Pinellas County seniors on the attack against Republican candidate David Jolly.

In the second ad for the March 11 Florida 13th Congressional District race, the Democratic House Majority PAC condemns Jolly for lobbying on behalf of a right-wing group supporting putting Social Security funds in the hands of business.

The new 30-second spot, called “We Saw,” features Largo retirees Elizabeth and Rod Snedeker talking about what those changes in Social Security would mean to Pinellas County seniors.

“I don’t think it’s right for David Jolly to invest Social Security in the stock market,” said Elizabeth Snedeker says in the ad.

“We Saw” will run in rotation with House Majority PAC’s other anti-Jolly ad, “Privatized,” as part of a $750,000 two-week TV buy.

“As someone who lobbied for a right-wing group that backed a plan to privatize Social Security – reducing benefits and eliminating the program’s guarantee, according to the non-partisan AARP – it’s obvious David Jolly is out of touch with the needs of Pinellas County,” said House Majority PAC communications director Andy Stone.

“Jolly’s plan to risk benefits on Wall Street would have real consequences,” Stone added. “That’s something the Snedekers, who lost 40 percent of their savings when the stock market crashed, know all too well.”

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