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Reginald Luster, 52, a former assistant U.S. attorney, has filed to run for the Senate and will be on the Florida  Democratic primary ballot in August.

Luster appeared on Wednesday’s First Coast Connect to talk about his campaign and his reasons for running against incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

In a major shift from last month, a poll released Wednesday shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump overtaking Democrat Hillary Clinton in the key swing state of Florida.

Allie George

Updated on 7/7/16 at 1:50 p.m.:

The two candidates for a Florida House seat representing much of Jacksonville faced off in a debate Wednesday afternoon. Republicans Jason Fischer and Dick Kravitz had similar positions on many issues, differing mainly over taxes.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

A new poll of likely voters shows competitive races in two Northeast Florida contests, those for state attorney and public defender.

Incumbents Angela Corey and Matt Shirk are struggling against challengers.

Write-in Candidate Glidden Challenges Jay Fant

Jul 6, 2016
Timothy Glidden

Rep. Jay Fant (R-Jacksonville) has attracted a challenge from write-in candidate Timothy Glidden.

Glidden describes himself as a pro-life conservative who believes strongly in religious freedom.

U.S. House of Representatives & www.AlLawson.com

If the election were today, it would be a tossup between incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown and challenger Al Lawson.

That’s according to a new poll by the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Laboratory.


Democrat Paula Bartlett, running against Ronnie Fussell in the Clerk of Courts race, discussed why she wanted court house weddings reinstated on Thursday’s First Coast Connect.

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Ron DeSantis is trading in one race for another.

DeSantis is abandoning his bid for the Senate and instead is seeking re-election for Congressional District 6.


JACKSONVILLE — A former prosecutor in the state attorneys office accuses Angela Corey of withholding information about the medical examiner's mental health from defendants' lawyers.

Duval Democratic Party

Beaches Democrats are hoping to gain insight into the August primary race for Northeast Florida public defender, even though they don’t have a candidate running.  

A forum about the Distrct 4 public defender will be held at the Beaches Democratic Club Tuesday night.