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The Map To Washington Lobbyist David Jolly’s Washington Address
Tallahassee, FL – The problem with Washington lobbyist David Jolly’s claim that he’s the local Pinellas candidate? MapQuest.
See for yourself what Pinellas neighborhood David Jolly has been working in for the last several years:
"First Washington lobbyist David Jolly didn’t tell the truth about his record of lobbying for offshore drilling – now Jolly is trying to mislead residents about his laughably weak ties to Pinellas," said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Joshua Karp. "From his lobbyist profession, to his 202 area code, to his downtown D.C. office, David Jolly is Washington. That’s why even Republicans have said that sending Jolly back to Washington is a bad idea, because in Congress Jolly would do what lobbyists always do: make the dysfunction worse for Florida families."
See for yourself:
Jolly’s Lobbying Firm Headquartered in Washington, DC. Jolly’s lobbying firm, Three Bridges Advisors, is headquartered at 915 E Street NW in Washington, DC. [ThreeBridgesAdvisors.com, accessed 1/15/14]
Tampa Bay Times: Jolly “Has Spent Most of His Professional Life in Washington.” “Jolly owns an Indian Shores condominium but has spent most of his professional life in Washington.” [Tampa Bay Times Editorial, 1/14/14]
Tampa Tribune: Jolly had “Long Career Largely Based at his Washington Lobbying Firm.” “Congressional hopeful David Jolly’s first campaign commercial touts his Pinellas ties, but where it was shot may be fodder at Friday’s Tiger Bay Club candidate forum […] The problem is, those downtown St. Pete spots are not within FL-13…That might be troubling for a candidate who is trying to establish local ties after a long career largely based at his Washington lobbying firm.” [Tampa Tribune, 12/05/13]
Republican State Representative Kathleen Peters: Jolly Just “Another Washington Insider.” “State Rep. Peters derides Jolly as ‘another Washington insider’ without deep Pinellas roots.” [Tampa Bay Times, 1/03/14]
Republican State Senator Jack Latvala: Jolly “Not Part of Our Community.” “He called me early on- from his area code 202 cellphone…David Jolly’s not part of our community.” [Tampa Bay Times,12/06/13]
Republican Mayor of Clearwater George Cretekos: Jolly a “Washington Insider.” “Citing she has the home field advantage, Kathleen Peters garnered the endorsement of mayor George Cretekos…In a letter to local Republicans last month, the city leaders said that Peters is their choice because ‘she is a Pinellas insider; not a Washington insider.’” [Clearwater Gazette, 1/09/14]
Republican Mayor of Safety Harbor Joe Ayoub: It Doesn’t “Make Sense to Send a Lobbyist to Washington to Fix Things.” “I don’t think it makes sense to send a lobbyist to Washington to fix things…I think we can do better than David Jolly.” [Tampa Bay Times, 11/13/14]