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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

8/11/16: Rick White on Evan McMullin; Wayne Hogan Rental cars

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Thursday on First Coast Connect, host Melissa Ross spoke with a prominent Republican working on the independent presidential campaign of Evan  McMullin. Local attorney Wayne Hogan  talked about a new law aimed at protecting Florida rental car users and we heard about an upcoming blues concert highlighting female performers. 

Rick Wilson

A group of Republicans who failed to prevent Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination for president are throwing their support behind the candidacy of former CIA official Evan McMullin. Ross spoke to Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who is a key advisor to the McMullin campaign. Wilson was one of the founders of  the "Dump Trump" movement among conservatives. Wilson said Trump needs to be beaten badly for the good of the county and the future of the Republican party.

Rental cars

Ross also spoke to local attorney Wayne Hogan on new laws designed to protect motorist who rent vehicles. Until June, it was legal for rental car companies to rent unrepaired or recalled vehicles. But thanks to a new federal law that has changed.

Women Who Rock the Blues

Local musical group Black Cat Bones performed on First Coast Connect ahead of Saturday's "Women Who Rock the Blues" concert in Jacksonville. The annual event is aimed at promoting  young women in music. Black Cat Bones lead singer Kim Reteguiz talked about the concert and how she got started in the music business.