Former Congressmen, Republican David Jolly and Democrat Patrick Murphy, have embarked on a “Why Gridlock Rules Washington” town hall tour, and they’re adding more dates to the tour in order to “pull back the curtain on Washington and shine a light on the inside reasons why D.C. is in a state of chaos and dysfunction.”
The dates will add stops around Florida including stops at Harvard University on March 22nd,the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo on March 28th, Jacksonville University on April 10th, Tufts University on April 12th, the Florida House in Washington D.C. on April 12th, the University of Chicago on May 23rd and the Florida Association of Community Health Center on July 31st.
When talking about the tour, Jolly explained that “The response to our town halls has been overwhelming and I think that speaks to the desire by people to see Republicans and Democrats work together, not against each other, to solve our biggest issues.”
Murphy added that “Despite the frustrations with Washington, we believe there are solutions to the gridlock and are excited to pull back the curtain for more people across the country to get involved in our democracy.”
As congressman, both Jolly and Murphy helped launch the Coastal Communities Caucus in 2015. In 2016, they both ran unsuccessful bids for the senate with Jolly losing the nomination to Senator Marco Rubio and Murphy losing the general election to Rubio.
David Axelrod, former chief strategist for President Barack Obama, will moderate the town hall meeting in Chicago.