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Republican Wins Key Florida House Race

By on 3.11.14 | 8:18PM

Republican David Jolly has defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the race to replace Congressman Bill Young's House seat in Florida's 13th Congressional District.

The race was touted as a bellwether for the coming 2016 elections later this year, prompting a flood of $9 million in outside spending. Our own Russ Belli-Estreito threw cold water on much of the politico hyperventilating earlier today, but Florida's 13th is still a purple district and this comes as welcome news for a beleaguered Republican Party. Sink was hit by a kitchen, a large of number of varied attacks by Jolly, though the most potent were those revolving around Obamacare, for which Sink voiced support.

Jolly defeated Sink 48.5 percent to 46.6 percent, ruling out any possibility of another Florida recount.

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