Politics

Jolly Sets up Nonprofit for Florida Issues

Says he won’t consider running for Congress again in ‘this calendar year’

Former Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., said Brighter Future Florida Inc. will use unspent campaign cash to promote issues he supports. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Rep. David Jolly announced Thursday he’s launching a nonprofit organization to promote policies he supports, which will help him maintain a public profile as he contemplates his political future.

Jolly told the Tampa Bay Times that Brighter Future Florida Inc. will use his unspent campaign cash to promote veterans' affairs, education, community health care solutions, education and literacy and issues that affect fisheries and the environment.

Jolly lost last year’s election in Florida's 18th District to former Gov. Charlie Crist.

“With Brighter Future, I also hope to demonstrate a commitment to real campaign finance reform,” Jolly said. “Instead of using unspent money on endless campaign cycles for other candidates, I felt the right thing to do was to pour the money back into the community.”

Jolly also shut down his campaign committee and super PAC and said running for Congress again “is nothing I even will be considering this calendar year.”

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