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4 Florida newspapers praise David Jolly’s proposed ban on direct solicitation of campaign funds

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Four major Florida newspapers support Pinellas County U.S. Rep.  David Jolly’s newly proposed “Stop Act” that would prohibit federally elected officials from directly soliciting campaign contributions. Editorial boards from both the Tampa Bay Times and The Tampa Tribune support Jolly’s proposal. The Orlando Sentinel and Daytona Beach News Journal also published editorials supporting the legislation. “U.S. Rep. David Jolly has a big idea in a little four-page bill,” the Times editorial read. “The Indian Shores Republican wants to ban federal…

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David Jolly aims to curb federal elected officials from raising money while in office

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The corrupting effect of money on politics is a battle cry often heard from the left or more often from third-party or independent voters. Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly, however, is throwing his weight behind a measure that could limit how federal candidates raise money. Jolly has proposed bill that would prevent federally elected officials while in office – including the president, vice president and members of Congress – from devoting time directly soliciting contributions for re-election or election to…

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