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Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Voters from across the political spectrum have expressed frustration with elected officials, major party leaders and the candidates. They have often told pollsters they didn’t think the government listened to their concerns.

Johnson-Weld campaign

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld laughed when asked about a Tweet sent out by longtime journalist Carl Bernstein on Friday that stated Weld “could be a hero — instead of Nader” if he dropped his own Libertarian candidacy and endorsed and campaigned for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In a phone interview Wednesday on First Coast Connect, Weld said the Bernstein Tweet and comments he received over the weekend felt like an organized effort to get him out of the race.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Updated 11/1/16

Donald Trump campaign volunteers in Jacksonville are raring to go, especially now that they have two brand new headquarters.  

Presley Pratt / WJCT News

Departing Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown is soliciting online donations to support her legal defense fees in her federal corruption case.

“On this website, you can make a donation to my legal defenses fund. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated,” Brown wrote on the Corrine Brown Legal Expense Trust website. The site also said she was “falsely accused” by the federal government of conspiracy and fraud, and how the charges were filed “immediately prior” to her Aug. 30 primary election.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

With the retirement of Ander Crenshaw and the primary defeat of Corrine Brown, Jacksonville will be sending two rookies to Washington when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Recently ousted North Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown appeared in a Jacksonville federal courtroom to update Judge James Klindt on what she’s done to establish stable representation in the fraud case against her.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

State attorney-elect Melissa Nelson said Monday the office needs to collaborate with the community to ensure laws are enforced in a fair and equitable manner.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Saying Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension plan “kicks the can” down the road, former City Council presidents Bill Bishop and Stephen Joost are urging residents vote “no” in Tuesday’s election.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Seven Republicans and one Democrat running for Congress in Northeast Florida answered audience questions at the Tiger Bay Club Friday.

Republican candidates Lake Ray, Steve Kaufman, Bill McClure, Deborah Katz-Pueschel, Hanz Tanzler, Ed Malin, John Rutherford and lone democrat David Bruderly are all taking a shot at Ander Crenshaw’s soon-to-be vacated District 4 congressional seat.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Jacksonville Democrats gathered in a vacant lot on the city’s Northside this morning to express their disdain for the pension tax referendum on Duval County’s August primary ballot.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Republicans vying to replace outgoing Congressman Ander Crenshaw shared a stage at the Jacksonville Zoo Tuesday for a forum hosted by Northside business leaders.

They’re all running against what they call “big government.”

Lindsey Kilbride

Before the doors opened at the Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Jacksonville,  Donald Trump supporters stood in a line wrapping around half the building Wednesday.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

With Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scheduled to speak in downtown Jacksonville Wednesday, supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton took to the streets of Five Points to denounce her rival Wednesday morning.


Michael Rosenstein / Flickr

Monday is the last day Duval voters can change their party affiliation before the Aug. 30 primary election.

Florida is a closed-primary state, which typically means Democrats can only vote within the same party and Republicans can only vote for Republicans. 


JAX Chamber PAC Endorses Marco Rubio for Senate

Jul 28, 2016
Pressly Pratt

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a federal political action committee associated with the JAX Chamber are endorsing incumbent Republican Senator Marco Rubio for re-election.

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