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On heels of win, Jolly to be sworn in today

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Newly elected Congressman David Jolly will be sworn-in Thursday in Washington.

Jolly beat out Democrat Alex Sink to win the District 13 special election and fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young, who died last year after serving 43 years in Congress.

Jolly is representing Pinellas County. The race received national attention because of how much it hung on the Affordable Care Act – and many people in politics believe it is a snapshot of things to come in November.

The White House does not agree.

"At best, for the Republicans, it was a draw." said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. "I think that, that's evidenced by the fact that the Republican candidate himself didn't mention it in his victory speech."

There is some new information on the Obama administration's health care push to meet the self-imposed goal of six million sign-ups. Someone has to sign up every 1.4 seconds. That's 2,500 people an hour, or 60,000 a day.

That's twice the daily average in January or February.

The deadline to sign up for the plan is March 31.

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