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The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence is calling for a special legislative session to implement new gun restrictions after this month’s mass shooting in Orlando.

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Launching a local political campaign just got a little easier. At least, that’s what a platform called RunForOffice.org is promising.

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Georgia pastor Ken Adkins and other black clergymen are calling for a Duval County judge to step down over allegations he made racist comments.

But the motives of the clergymen are being called into question because Adkins is a paid political consultant for the judge’s re-election opponent, attorney Gerald Wilkerson.

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As the August 30 primary approaches, candidates hoping to take over for Florida Senator Marco Rubio are turning up the heat.

Sarasota Republican Carlos Beruff was in Jacksonville Friday to try to convince First Coast conservatives he’s their man.

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Jacksonville civil rights leaders are demanding a write-in state attorney candidate withdraw from the race. Jacksonville Attorney Kenny Leigh filed to run, closing the primary to only Republican voters.



The state’s Young Democrats will be making their way to downtown Jacksonville this weekend for their annual convention.


TALLAHASSEE — Congressman Alan Grayson has long mocked his U.S. Senate primary opponent Patrick Murphy as not being a true Democrat.

Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Race Heats Up

May 16, 2016

Republican public defender candidate Charles Cofer criticized the incumbent today for what he called poor leadership.

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The son of former Jacksonville mayor Hans Tanzler is the latest in a crowded field of Republicans who hope to replace outgoing U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw.

Hans Tanzler III is counting on his deep River City roots help set him apart from the field when August’s primary rolls around.

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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.