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David Jolly, Charlie Crist clash in electric debate in St. Petersburg

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David Jolly and Charlie Crist went at each other hard for close to an hour in their first debate for Florida’s 13th Congressional District race at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg Monday night. It was good theater, and for those observing the event that was broadcast live on WTSP-10 News, the differences in the candidate’s positions were relatively stark and distinct. Although the district is supposedly solidly Democratic after redistricting, Jolly would appear to be in fairly decent shape some seven weeks…

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David Jolly “speaks the truth” on fundraising reform

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U.S Rep. David Jolly‘s quixotic “Stop Act” proposal to bar sitting members of Congress from raising money on the job may have gotten him in hot water with some in his party, but it also seems to have won him some admirers in the press. The plan at least “deserves a look,” writes Dana Milbank of the Washington Post. Jolly speaks the truth. Lawmakers know what needs to be done to clean up the corrupt system — but nothing happens. Democrats talk…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.17.16 – Elizabeth Warren for VP momentum grows

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Democrats in Kentucky and Oregon go to the polls tonight, and all indications are Bernie Sanders will win at least one those two contests. Not that it will make much of a dent in Hillary Clinton‘s delegate lead. The way the party apportions delegates, he’s simply not going to be able to catch up by next month in pledged delegates to overcome her lead. Tensions continue to grow within the two camps, especially with Sanders supporters after the chaos that ensued…

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Minnesota’s Rick Nolan joins David Jolly in discussing the Stop Act at National Press Club in D.C.

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Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan was one of what were called the “Watergate babies” when he was originally elected to Congress in a huge Democratic class in 1974. He left after 1980, but returned in 2012 after more than 30 years in the private sector. He says lots of things have changed in the three decades in between, and one of them is the excessive money in politics. “When I served in the past, we did not spend anytime dialing for dollars. It…

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Email Insights: Todd Wilcox campaign calls Stop Act ‘an election year gimmick’

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One U.S. Senate hopeful is hitting back over David Jolly’s appearance on 60 Minutes. Todd Wilcox, a Republican running for Senate, sent an email to supporters Sunday calling Jolly out for his decision to sponsor the Stop Act, saying it was “his most spectacular hypocrisy yet.” “The STOP Act is an election year gimmick Congressman Jolly trotted out in a campaign video promising a bill to force members to spend more time working and less time raising money for their…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.25.16 — David Jolly gets his moment in the sun

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After David Jolly announced his proposal earlier this that would ban federal officeholders from fundraising while in office earlier this year, all of his Florida senate opponents on both sides of the aisle dismissed it immediately. Under the Pinellas County congressman’s “Stop Act,” elected federal officials would still be permitted to attend fundraisers and speak to donors. People would still be allowed to contribute to campaigns of their choosing. But under no circumstance would federal officeholders be allowed to personally ask people…

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On 60 Minutes, David Jolly makes a pitch for the Stop Act

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David Jolly thrust his crusade against soliciting donations — and his U.S. Senate campaign — into the national spotlight Sunday. Jolly was elected in a March 2014 special election. He had to for re-election six months later. The Pinellas County Republican said he was told by party leaders he needed to raise $18,000 a day for re-election after he took office in March 2014. “It’s shameful,” he said during an interview with “60 Minutes” correspondent Norah O’Donnell. “It’s beneath the…

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