Republican David Jolly Defeats Democrat Alex Sink In FL Special Election (Video)

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.

But in an appearance on the Tampa Bay talk show, Political Connections, Sink fully embraced the Democrat spin on the dismal CBO report (which found that the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs would be lost as a result of Obamacare) calling it an “exciting prospect” for Americans.

Sink, however, says the CBO report is actually good news that points to the “exciting prospect” that Americans will have more choice and greater freedom in their lives.

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: