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Newest Member of Congress Joins Washington Money Circuit, Starts PAC

Rep. David Jolly

The newest member of Congress, after only 60 days in office, has started a new federal PAC to raise funds, in addition to his regular campaign committee.  

Rep. David Jolly , R-Fla., who was sworn in on March 13th, has registered  Seagrass PAC with the Federal Election Commission. The PAC is based in Tampa, Florida, with Nancy Watkins of Robert Watkins Co., handling the duties as treasurer.  

House Majority PAC Raises $5.3 Million in First Quarter

A Democratic Super PAC has reported raising $5.3 in the first quarter of 2014, including a million-dollar contribution.  

House GOP Leaders Gloat Over Jolly's Victory in Florida (Updated) (Video)

House Republican leaders enjoyed some bragging rights at their Wednesday morning press conference after their candidate, David Jolly, won Tuesday's hotly-contested special election in Florida to succeed late-Republican Rep. C. W. Bill Young.  

"I've stood here after losing some special elections," said Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio. "I've tried to put lipstick on a pig, and it was still a pig. So you can bet they'll try to put lipstick on it today but you all know what the facts are."

Last-Minute Donors Help Jolly, But Not Much
DCCC Spends $570K More on Ads Opposing Jolly

National party committees and super PACs continue to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of independent expenditure ads in the last week before the Florida Special Election on March 11th.  

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee  reported this afternoon it spent $587,561 on 3/4 for media production and media buys opposing David Jolly, R-Fla. The House Majority PAC  reported it spent $24,792 of 3/3 for direct mail opposing David Jolly. Women Vote! reported it spent $10,698 on 3/3 for mailhouse expenses opposing David Jolly. The SEIU COPE  reported it spent $3,974 on 3/3 for salary and canvassing supporting Alex Sink, D-Fla..  

More Ads in Florida Push Independent Expenditures above $7.5 million

In the last several days, outside organizations have reported making almost a million dollars in independent expenditures to impact on the March 11th Florida special election. This raises the 2014 independent expenditure total for the race to over $7.5 million.  

Sink Far Outraises Jolly, But Outside Groups Far Outspend Both

Democrat Alex Sink  and Republican David Jolly  have spent over $2 million for their March 11th special election, but national outside groups have spent three times as much trying to impact on the Florida 13th Congressional District election.  

Sink reported she raised twice as much as Jolly during the first month and half of this year, and Sink is carrying an almost $800,000 cash advantage into the final weeks of the campaign.  

Outside Groups Spend Over $6 Million in Florida Special Election

National organizations have spent more than $6.4 million on independent expenditures for and against candidates in the Florida special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla.  

Of the $6.4 in independent expenditures reported to the Federal Election Commission, almost 90% ($5.7 million) has been spent against the candidates.  

Republican Members Move Last-Minute Money To David Jolly in Florida Special Election

Republican members of Congress are sending last-minute campaign contributions to win a special election in Florida on March 11th.  

Campaign finance reports for the campaigns of Republican David Jolly  and Democrat Alex Sink,  in the 13th District of Florida are due on Thursday and will disclose donors and disbursements from January 1 through February 19th. But last-minute contribution notices of contributions of $1,000 or more are required to be filed within 48-hours, between February 20th and March 8th.