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Media Roundtable: Election Day 2014 Draws Near

Erik Hersman

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.
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.
Sean Birch joined the WJCT team in late 2011 and was with the company until 2016.