Tampa Bay residents on Thursday can hear a behind the scenes take on what it’s really like to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and why gridlock rules and bipartisanship is virtually extinct.
Former U.S. Reps. David Jolly, a Pinellas County Republican, and Patrick Murphy, a Palm Beach Democrat, kick off their ““Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis” tour at the University of South Florida‘s Marshall Student Center at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Jolly and Murphy, onetime rivals for the U.S. Senate, want to pull back the curtain on Washington dysfunction and offer ways it can be fixed. Hurricane Irma delayed the previously scheduled event at USF.
The event is sponsored by USF and the Tampa Bay Times. USF political scientist Susan MacManus and Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Adam Smith will moderate, and Jolly and Murphy will take questions from the audience.