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League of Conservation Voters to spend $100,000 more on digital ad campaign vs. David Jolly

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The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on Wednesday announced a new $100,000 digital ad campaign against Florida Congressional District 13 Republican David Jolly, who is battling for re-election against Democrat Charlie Crist. This is the second time in two weeks the environmental organization has announced they are spending money to try to doom Jolly’s re-election efforts. LCV announced a $200,000 mail campaign last week in the district, which encompasses most of Pinellas County. The new ad contends Jolly protected “big oil” and gas…

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New poll shows Charlie Crist with three point lead over David Jolly, but will unforced errors do him in?

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First, the good news for Charlie Crist. A new St. Pete Polls survey shows that the Democrat is maintaining his lead in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District over Republican David Jolly. The bad news is that this lead is a narrow three points, giving him little margin for error during the final two weeks of the campaign. But unforced errors seem to be something the Crist campaign can’t avoid lately. Crist leads Jolly 48 to 45 percent with CD 13 voters. Two weeks ago, Crist was…

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What to make of all the polling in the David Jolly vs. Charlie Crist race

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Here’s how I know our reporters and I are covering the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District as it should be covered. On Wednesday, Charlie Crist‘s wife, former first lady Carole Crist, expressed her displeasure with a story from September about a poll that showed Republican David Jolly leading Crist by three points. Even though I explained that I have nothing to do with the conducting of the poll other than paying for it, it was clear Mrs. Crist was not entirely…

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Charlie Crist regains polling advantage over David Jolly in CD 13, now leads by five points

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His commercials omnipresent on Tampa Bay televisions, Charlie Crist has taken back the lead from David Jolly in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. According to a fresh survey from St. Pete Polls, the former governor now leads the incumbent congressman 48 to 43 percent with a healthy 9 percent of CD 13 voters undecided. A poll conducted three weeks ago by the same firm had Jolly up three points over Crist. This swing may be both easy and complicated to…

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U.S. Chamber endorses David Jolly for re-election in CD 13

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Incumbent Republican David Jolly scored a significant endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for re-election to Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The Chamber is the world’s largest business organization, representing more than three million businesses across the country. Thursday’s endorsement comes in the wake of an independent poll showing Jolly with a three-point lead over his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist. The CD 13 race is among the closest in the country, one The Washington Post describes as a “nail-biter.” According to…

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DCCC pushes total Charlie Crist ad buy to $2M, sending mixed signals in CD 13

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National Democrats are boosting former Gov. Charlie Crist with another $462,000 of TV advertising in the race against incumbent Republican David Jolly for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The extra cash – coming from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee –  could result in a “lopsided air war in the Tampa Bay area,” writes Marc Caputo of POLITICO Florida, which could represent either an opportunity for Republicans or a sign of trouble for Democrats. All told, Crist supporters have reserved $2 million…

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Five takeaways from the Charlie Crist-David Jolly CD 13 debate

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TAKE 1: Who won? I would call it a draw. Both candidates got in zingers at the other and both successfully reinforced the message they are trying to sell to voters. In Jolly’s case, he wants to remind voters he has been a maverick in his two-plus years in the U.S. House of Representatives. That’s especially necessary for this race in a newly redrawn district that would seem to favor Democrats. Jolly made sure to stray from the Republican Party…

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