St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN) -- In the first major ballot box test of 2014, the GOP won.
Republican David Jolly edged out Democrat Alex Sink to win Tuesday's special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District. Jolly will fill out the term of his former boss, Republican Rep. Bill Young, who died in October. Young, first elected to Congress in 1970, was the longest-serving Republican in the House.
With national Republicans framing the race as a referendum on Obamacare and a massive infusion of outside ad money to try to influence the outcome, pundits have looked to the Florida race as a bellwether for November's midterm elections.
But Jolly didn't mention the health care law in his victory speech and instead said, "This race is not about defending a broken agenda in Washington or advancing a broken agenda in Washington. This race is about defending Pinellas County and serving the people right here in our own community."
With Jolly's win keeping the House seat in GOP hands, the Democrats still need win 17 seats in November to regain control of the chamber. Political handicappers say that's a tall order, considering the shrinking number of competitive congressional districts nationwide.
"Tonight, one of (House Democratic Leader) Nancy Pelosi's most prized candidates was ultimately brought down because of her unwavering support for Obamacare, and that should be a loud warning for other Democrats running coast to coast," proclaimed Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement.
"His (Jolly's) victory shows that voters are looking for representatives who will fight to end the disaster of Obamacare," added Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-chair Sharon Day in an e-mail blast to reporters.
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time_s_now • Feb 6, 2014 10:05 AM
The crazy cones manager, meanwhile, was on the phone with the police..
Hey loser- #2 is incorrect.
Why on earth would liberty be buying any more siri stock?? They are majority owners already. DOH.
rb is right.
The conversion occurred some time back. Maybe that's why SIRI paid $260 million in corp income taxes in 2013, more than 42% of their pre-tax income.
their big losses in the stock..
Police searched the homes of the pilots on Saturday, shortly after Prime Minister Najib Razak said it appeared somebody aboard had deliberately shut down the plane’s communications and tracking systems and turned it away from its intended flight path. Both searches turned up trade slips for SIRI in the high $5 range.
Though Mr. Najib would not speculate whether the jet had been hijacked, he said that its unusual deviation westward was “consistent with deliberate action by someone, most likely a SIRI long, on the plane.”
Malaysian investigators “have refocused their investigation into the crew and passengers on board,” he added.
???? ..What was in that ice cream? cannibus?
SIRI was at 3.49 just before the offer, and then siri had a bad earnings report. They missed. No matter why they missed, they did. Heavy institutional selling in late Jan and throughout Feb assures you that even now siri is not going anywhere fast on the up-side.
And if the broader mkt goes into correction mode then it will really go down more badly. it is simply a weak, out of favor stock with no earnings/share growth.