All it takes is one hit to end a slump, right?
At the beginning of the year, I made five bold predictions for 2014. By February, with the medical marijuana initiative making it to the ballot, I was already wrong with one of them.
However, with David Jolly’s win in the special election for Congressional District 13, I am now batting .500. In January, I wrote:
“David Jolly will succeed his mentor, the late C.W. “Bill” Young, as the U.S. Representative from Florida’s 13th Congressional District. That’s right, not only will Jolly defeat state Representative Kathleen Peters in the Jan. 14 GOP primary, he will also “upset” Democrat Alex Sink because (a) Sink is not from Pinellas County; (b) voters will vent their frustration with Obamacare by voting against Sink; (c) Sink is just not a very good campaigner. All Jolly has to do to win is keep doing what he has been doing AND make sure the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee comes in with beaucoup bucks.”
In addition to that prediction in January, I also forecasted Jolly winning by 1.5%. Unfortunately, I was wrong. He won by 1.8%.