2018 Elections

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida 4th District Congressional candidate Ges Selmont. He’s challenging incumbent Republican John Rutherford (01:03). Rutherford was also invited but his office did not respond.

Duval Elections Supervisor building
Ray Hollister / WJCT News

Floridians who plan to vote in the November midterm election have until Tuesday, October 9th, to register.

She Should Run

Tuesday First Coast Connect we spoke with Director of Programs and Impact Sofia Pereira. With the She Should Run incubator. It’s a national movement to get more women to run for public office. The group will be holding a cohort next month in Jacksonville (01:12).

Steve Cannon and Lynne Sladky / AP

Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with faculty director of the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab Mike Binder about UNF’s latest polling numbers regarding Florida’s U.S. Senate and Governor races (01:03).      

Our First Coast Connect Friday Media Roundtable with guest host A.G Gancarski Our panelists were Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton (00:58).  

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Our Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, radio host Angela Spears, WJCT contributor Charles Griggs and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons.

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Rep. Al Lawson Tries To Fend Off Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown

Aug 24, 2018

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson is facing a serious Democratic primary challenge from a former Jacksonville mayor as he seeks a second term in a congressional district that stretches across a large part of North Florida.

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Spanish-speaking voters aren’t getting the resources and assistance they need. That’s the charge made in a federal lawsuit against Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and 32 local election supervisors, including four in Northeast Florida.

Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan says he is talking to the University of North Florida about a potential early voting site on the campus for the November elections, but it’s unlikely to happen due to logistical issues.

Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Early voting is officially underway in Duval County in this month’s primary elections, and voter turnout is expected to be on the rise.

Putnam, DeSantis Campaign Against Obamacare

Aug 13, 2018
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The two main Republican candidates battling for Florida governor have a simple message when it comes to health care: Just say no to Obamacare.

Florida Democratic Governor Candidates Push For Expanded Health Coverage

Aug 13, 2018
Sam Bogle

Reflecting the same fault lines that have emerged nationally, Florida’s Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are deeply split over whether the state should take a more direct role in providing health care.

Some will vote by mail. Some will vote early. Some will go old-school and vote on the actual Election Day. Some won’t vote at all.

But slightly more than 13 million Floridians are registered to vote in advance of the Aug. 28 primary elections, according to new figures posted online by the state Division of Elections. Democrats outnumber Republicans, but just barely, as both parties gear up for a fierce battle in November for a U.S. Senate seat and the governor’s office.

Trump Goes All In With DeSantis At Tampa Rally

Aug 1, 2018
News Service of Florida

In a boisterous political rally held in Florida’s largest media market, President Donald Trump on Tuesday thrust his outsized persona into the middle of Florida’s governor’s race, with a full-throated endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis.

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Procrastinators: this is your day.  Monday night at midnight is the deadline to register to vote for Florida’s August 28 primary.

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