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April 23, 2014

NRCC Spends Almost $100,000 in Florida Special Election

The National Republican Congressional Committee spent $93,500 this week against Democrat Alex Sink in Florida’s 13th District special election, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed Thursday.

According to an NRCC source, at least part of that money will go toward this Web ad:

This is the first expenditure the NRCC has placed in the race this year. The committee is backing the newly minted GOP nominee, David Jolly, in this race.

The expenditure was made on Wednesday — the first day of the general-election campaign. Targeted Victory is a Republican firm with an emphasis in digital advertising. It remains unclear whether other outside groups will participate in this race.

Election Day is March 11 and the race is rated Tossup by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call. This is a race to replace the late Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died in October.

  • ivan

    an interesting add by republicans considering they make sure their wealthy friends get huge breaks through tax cuts and subsides.

    • Raphael Semmes

      The worst tax cuts and subsidies are in the green energy boondoggle, and that mostly comes from Democrats.

      • ivan

        Guess you missed the huge subsides big oil gets or most all other big businesses.

  • Raphael Semmes

    Why in the dickens are we running a K Street lobbyist for a critical seat? It will be difficult for this guy to overcome that handicap with voters. Lobbyists are NOT well thought of by the general public. Yet it appears that a lobbyist was the establishment’s choice.

    • ivan

      You are missing the fact that lobbyist hand out large sums of money to members of congress to get what they want , and most times get it.

    • morstar150

      This race pits a Washington insider to a Democrat carpetbagger. The only loser in this race will be the Floridians who have to put up with their next congressperson who cares less about constituents than his or her own PAC. Lobby on Jolly! Keep up the charade Sink!

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