David Jolly’s SAM political party registers in 3 states


The Serve America Movement, which last year brought in former Rep. David Jolly to lead it, has filed political party formation paperwork in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Florida registration should not far behind, along with registrations in a few other states, Jolly said Monday.

Jolly and the interests behind SAM, organized in 2016 by Morgan Stanley lawyer Eric Grossman and others, are organizing a cross-the-spectrum party built on shared principles of problem solving, electoral reform, transparency, and accountability, not on conservative or liberal political ideologies.

That’s in keeping with Jolly’s record. The two-term Republican congressman from Indian Shores lost his reelection bid in 2016 to Democrat Charlie Crist. Jolly then found himself increasingly splitting from the platform and policies of the Republican Party during the rise of President Donald Trumpfor whom Jolly was an outspoken critic. Jolly left the GOP in 2018 to…

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