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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

07/18/16: 2016 National Conventions; Pratt Guys; Cole Pepper

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2016 National Conventions

The 2016 Republican National Convention kicks off tonight in Cleveland.

As Donald Trump prepares to accept his party’s nomination, he’ll seek to bridge deep divisions in a GOP that’s still conflicted about his candidacy.

There are also policy disagreements between Donald Trump and his newly minted running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, on issues like trade, the Iraq War and Trump's proposed Muslim ban.

GOP stalwarts say the party will unite around their common goal of beating presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

We begin the hour with a look ahead to the Republican convention, and the Democratic one to follow. Joining us are: State Representative and Duval County GOP chair Lake Ray, who is also a candidate for the 4th District Congressional seat; and former Florida Chief Financial Officer and 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink.

Pratt Guys

Jacksonville’s Pratt Guys have seen a 600 percent revenue increase over the past few years.

This summer, the millennial-owned outdoor designs business is going national.

We speak with Jason, Derek and Adam Pratt with more about the secrets of the Pratt Guys’ success.

Cole Pepper

WJCT News analyst Cole Pepper stops by with look at the Britisth Open and other sports news.