Democrats

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Lots of millennial-aged Democrats crowded in the University of North Florida’s Boathouse restaurant Tuesday evening to watch the poll numbers.

In Forum At JU, Democratic Governor Hopefuls Stick To Their Talking Points

Aug 10, 2018
Sam Bogle

The five Democrats running to become Florida’s next governor stuck to their talking points and had no chance to clash in a low-key town hall Thursday in Jacksonville.

Shortly after the president concluded, Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic Response to President Trump’s address.

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Update: Vice President Joe Biden announced he is not running for the Democratic nomination after this story was first published.

Hillary Clinton is the favored presidential candidate among Florida Democrats and it’s not even close. That’s according to a new University of North Florida poll of likely Democratic voters.

The five Democratic presidential candidates - Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb, Martin O'Malley and Lincoln Chafee - took the stage Tuesday night for their first debate. Ben Weaver, local Democratic activist and organizer for Bernie Sanders, joins us to discuss it.


Tuesday is the first nationally televised debate among the 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls. Five candidates will square off starting at 8:30 p.m. on CNN.

Many Democrats in Northeast Florida are still undecided about who should move on to the general election.


Jacksonville University

He's a widely quoted expert with decades of insight into America’s political scene. Now, Dr. Stephen Baker, professor of political science at JU, is preparing to step down from the post he’s held at the campus since 1985.

He'll continue part-time teaching, though, at the university's Public Policy Institute.