In a closely watched Florida special election, Republican David Jolly narrowly defeated Democrat Alex Sink, Tuesday. The Libertarian candidate took nearly five percent of the vote.
Both Republicans and Democrats saw the Tampa area House race as a political bellwether, and a testing ground for each of the party’s messaging strategy regarding ObamaCare.
Last month, I suggested that Sink’s strategy of “embracing the ObamaCare suck” was not going to work out well for her. At the time, she was polling 42%-35% against Jolly in the consistently Republican held district.
Jolly won with 48.5 percent of the vote to Sink’s 46.7 with nearly 100 percent of the vote counted.
Megyn Kelly resisted the temptation to ask the victor if he was feeling “jolly” on the Kelly File, Tuesday night:
Earlier today via Twitchy:
– Jonathan Torres (@JonnyTorres) March 11, 2014