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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

Media Roundtable: Election Day 2014 Draws Near

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The 2014 governor's race and crime in Jacksonville are making headlines this week.

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, Democrat Charlie Crist holds a large edge among Florida's independent voters, giving him a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in their bid for the nation's largest swing state.

The results, released in the final week of a deadlocked campaign before Tuesday's election, show Crist with 43 percent of the vote and Scott with 40 percent - a statistical dead heat.

Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie polled at 8 percent of the vote.

Joining us on our regular Friday roundtable to discuss this and other stories from the week was our panel of local journalists:

Additional topics include a recent swell in violent crime in Jacksonville, and reported settlement agreements between anti-billboard groups and outdoor advertising companies.
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