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Media Roundtable: With Rummell Backing, Curry Joins Jax Mayoral Field

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Things got interesting this week in the Jacksonville mayor’s race.Former Florida Republican Party chair Lenny Curry filed Tuesday morning to run for the office. Should he win the primary, he’ll be a well-financed candidate against incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown.

Curry has the backing of GOP fundraiser Peter Rummell, who famously backed Brown in his first election, but has now switched sides. 

However, Mayor Brown has a hefty campaign war chest and strong approval ratings.

Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories is our panel of local journalists:

Additional topics include the city's pension reform deal and Visit Jacksonville's "Jax Ale Trail" campaign promoting local beer.
You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.