Jolly, a Republican, is running in a special election to replace the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla. He faces GOP state Rep. Kathleen Peters in the Jan. 14 primary.
Barker and Jolly have worked together for the past decade on various causes, including “honoring our Nation’s veterans,” a Jolly source tells CQ Roll Call. “Mr. Barker was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. They have remained friends to this day and David is honored to have him endorse his candidacy for Congress.”
The daytime game show gets high ratings among viewers over the age of 65. More than one-fifth of Florida’s 13th District is over the age of 65, according to CQ’s Politics in America.