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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

Florida: What Happened — ‘Amazing Grace?’ — Can’t Blame Turnout

Updated with White House reaction at 2:50 pm EDT That was a “big win” in Florida for the Republicans. So says House Speaker John Boehner, whose caucus hasn’t grown as a result of Republican David Jolly’s election to the Tampa...

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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

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Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Trumka: Minimum Wage Will Pass — or Republicans Will `Pay a Price’

For all the resistance to raising the federal minimum wage in Washington, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, predicts Congress will pass it. If not, the labor leader said today, Republicans will “pay a price for it at the polls.”...

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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 99

There are 99 women serving in the current 113th Congress. Florida Democrat Alex Sink would become the 100th woman in Congress, setting a new record, if she wins a special election today in the Tampa Bay-area 13th District. Sink, Florida’s...

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a ‘Conversation with the Candidates’, on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a ‘Conversation with the Candidates’, on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

Florida Contest Closing With Appeals to the Middle: Jolly vs. Sink

As David Jolly campaigned for the Republican nomination in a vacant Florida congressional district earlier this year, one of his television ads touted Jolly as “a conservative” in the mold of Republican Bill Young, who died in October after more...

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With the help of Nancy Whitlock, Communications Director of the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, right, candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink turns in her mail ballot on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

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With the help of Nancy Whitlock, Communications Director of the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, right, candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink turns in her mail ballot on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

Florida: 191 Ads Per Day for Open Seat

How competitive is an open Florida seat? About 200 political ads are running per day on television in a vacant Florida congressional district ahead of a special election next week. Democrat Alex Sink, Republican David Jolly and seven groups active...

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a 'Conversation with the Candidates', on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a 'Conversation with the Candidates', on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

Florida’s Open Seat: $10 Million-Plus

The price tag for a vacant congressional seat in Florida’s Tampa Bay area? At least $10 million, if we add what the two nominees in the March 11 special election have raised to what their allies already have spent. Democrat...

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David Jolly, center, hugs Brent Narog after Jolly won the Republican nomination for C.W. Bill Young's congressional seat at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Jan. 14, 2014.

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David Jolly, center, hugs Brent Narog after Jolly won the Republican nomination for C.W. Bill Young's congressional seat at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Jan. 14, 2014.

Jeb Bush: Jolly Good for Congress

Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor, said last week he’ll only run for president in 2016 if he can do so “joyfully.” For now, he’ll settle for Jolly. Bush gave his endorsement to David Jolly, running in a special...

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Republican David Jolly, right, thanks supporters during a campaign rally on Nov. 23, 2013 in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.

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Republican David Jolly, right, thanks supporters during a campaign rally on Nov. 23, 2013 in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.

Sink vs. Jolly In Key Florida District

Updated Jan. 15 at 4:19 pm EST The candidate field is set for a March 11 special election in Florida’s Tampa Bay area that will attract national attention. Republican David Jolly, a lobbyist and former aide to the late Republican...

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Democrat Alex Sink, who is running for governor, prepares to eat possum at the annual Possum Festival, in this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo in Wausau, Fla.

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Democrat Alex Sink, who is running for governor, prepares to eat possum at the annual Possum Festival, in this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo in Wausau, Fla.

On Ballot Today: Florida U.S. House Primary, Arkansas State Senate Seat

Happy special election day from Political Capital. On the menu today: a Republican primary in a key Florida congressional district and a state Senate election in northeastern Arkansas. In Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes all of Clearwater and Largo and...

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