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Florida Matters Newsmaker: U.S. Rep. David Jolly

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Florida Matters host Carson Cooper and U.S. Rep. David Jolly, who represents the 13th Congressional district.

Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly was elected to represent Florida’s 13th Congressional district in a special election in 2014, and was re-elected in November 2014. 

This week on Florida Matters (Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 a.m.), we feature a newsmaker special with Jolly, who is now campaigning for the Senate seat being vacated by  U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.  

Florida Matters Newsmaker: U.S. Rep. David Jolly

 As part of our ongoing coverage of the 2016 elections, we have extended invitations to the other candidates for Rubio’s Senate seat.

The 13th Congressional district covers most of Pinellas County and was held for more than 40 years by Republican C.W. "Bill" Young, who passed away in October 2013.

Lottie Watts is our Florida Mattersproducer, and she also covers health and health policy for.
Carson Cooper has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for three decades.