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The Duval Soil and Water Conservation is looking to fill a position on its board in the Nov. 8 general election.

James Joseph Morton and Hunter Anderson are battling for one open seat in Group 2.  Nelson Greene, who ran unopposed for the Group 4 seat, will not appear on the ballot.  

Board Chairman Shannon Smith said voters are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about candidates.

“There has always been a real issue with trying to you know learn a little bit more about the background of the soil and water candidates.”

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Fleming Island Republican Glo Smith and former Democratic State Sen. Al Lawson, of Tallahassee, debated before Jacksonville’s Southside Business Men’s Club Wednesday, each making the case why he or she should succeed Corrine Brown in Congressional District 5.

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida residents will have until Tuesday to register to vote, after a federal judge ordered an extension of the registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Ken McGurn is a Vietnam veteran and said he spent years working to revitalize downtown Gainesville.

The Democrat is running in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District race against incumbent Ted Yoho.

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Democrat Tracie Davis is getting another shot at State House District 13.

Davis was chosen by the Duval County Democratic Party Executive Committee Tuesday night to run in place of incumbent Democratic Representative Reggie Fullwood.

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This article was updated at 6:45 p.m.

The Duval County Democratic Party Executive Committee will select a new candidate to run for the open State House District-13 seat later this week .

Last week, incumbent Democratic Representative Reggie Fullwood pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud for using campaign funds for personal uses, leaving him ineligible to serve if re-elected.

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JACKSONVILLE — Former NBA star Grant Hill was at Edward Waters College on Monday to campaign for Hillary Clinton and encourage students to register to vote.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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