Media Roundtable: With Rummell Backing, Curry Joins Jax Mayoral Field
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:
- A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly columnist
- Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger
- Dan Scanlan, Florida Times-Union reporter
- John Burr, Jacksonville Business Journal editor
Additional topics include the city's pension reform deal and Visit Jacksonville's "Jax Ale Trail" campaign promoting local beer.
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