Best Of 2014

Best Pinellas Republican: U.S. Rep. David Jolly

Jolly (right) debating Libertarian opponent Lucas Overby in February.

Although he ran as a “severe conservative” (in Mitt Romney parlance) in his election victories over Kathleen Peters and Alex Sink in early 2014, he hasn’t acted like one since being elected, and we doubt he will if he wants to remain a Congressman in the evenly divided 13th Congressional District. And special props for coming out for same-sex marriage.