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Florida Democratic voters will decide who represents them as delegates Saturday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

In the Sunshine State, Democrats and Republicans use different processes for choosing their delegates.

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In addition to a recent indictment for wire fraud, Representative Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, now has another re-election hurdle: his first challenger in six years.

Republican Darren Gardner has jumped into the race for the district that includes the urban core and Jacksonville’s Northside.

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Since day one of Donald Trump’s Republican candidacy for president, GOP consultant Rick Wilson has taken a firm, and very vocal, stand in not supporting the Republican candidate.

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Jacksonville Republican State Representative and congressional candidate Lake Ray is endorsing Donald Trump for president.

After Trump’s win in Indiana Tuesday night and Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended his campaign Wednesday, Ray says Trump is the inevitable nominee.

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Former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford is getting some stiff competition for Congressman Ander Crenshaw's soon-to-be vacated district 4 seat from within his own party.

Representative Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, is joining the fray for the August Republican primary.

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Jacksonville officials are trying to figure out how to enforce a new state law requiring certain businesses to post human-trafficking awareness signs.

Under a proposed bill, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office would issue $500 citations to businesses not in compliance. The state law requires strip clubs and massage parlors to post the signs.



Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday ordered the city to stop paying retired Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund Executive Director John Keane a controversial pension created for him and two other pension fund employees.

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, said Wednesday she will run for re-election in her newly redrawn District 5.

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The Jacksonville City Council is still wrestling with creating a policy for texting among its members and lobbyists.  A special committee was formed after a lawsuit accused several council members with texting with a lobbyist about votes, which could amount to communicating with each other in secret.

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In the 24 hours since announcing his retirement from Congress, Northeast Florida Representative Ander Crenshaw has set off intense speculation about who will run to replace him.

But some politicians are counting themselves out of the contest.

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A St. Augustine Beach billboard critical of Islam is getting quite the response from some First Coast residents.

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Jacksonville voters could decide this year whether to extend the Better Jacksonville Plan half-cent sales tax scheduled to expire in 2030.  

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The city is reorganizing to create the neighborhoods department, which will include services from animal and mosquito control to housing and code compliance.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said the new department will give residents a more direct connection with city services.


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A House Ethics Subcommittee has been formed to investigate Northeast Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5).