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David Jolly defeats Alex Sink in Florida: Bad sign for Obamacare-supporting Dems

David Jolly wins Florida congressional race
David Jolly wins Florida congressional race ABC News

Republican David Jolly, who rallied against Obamacare in Florida, won the special election on Tuesday. Democrat Alex Sink, who supports the president’s health care law, was defeated in an election that was watched closely. The election was considered to be a good measure as to how devastating Obamacare is going to be to Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections next November, according to a Yahoo! News report on Tuesday.

With healthcare, front and center in the political debate during the campaigning, the result was a huge turnout for the congressional race – and a sound victory for those opposed to Obamacare – the Affordable Care Act.

The Florida election was a special election between Jolly and Sink to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Bill Young who passed away last year. Since President Obama was the favorite in the involved Florida district with this election, it was thought that the Democratic stronghold from 2008 and 2012 would carry over. That, however, was not the case. With Obamacare being at issue this election, the Democratic candidate lost to the Republican.