With Jolly’s win, I’m now batting .500 with my bold predictions for 2014

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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%.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.