2016 Presidential Primary

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Wednesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for Bernie Sanders in 2016. He was in town for a book signing of How Bernie Won: Inside The Revolution That’s Taking Back Our Country (01:18).

  Media Roundtable Week in Review

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Andrew Pantazi, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly editor; and Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor.

Topics include the results of Tuesday's presidential primaries, where Northeast Florida counties rank in a study of the healthiest counties in America, and more.

Artist Shinique Smith

  Primary Elections

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump easily won Florida last night in the state’s key primary election.

Tuesday’s contests, with more than 14 million votes cast in five states, marked a turning point in both parties’ presidential primary campaigns.

Democrats and Republicans can now confidently predict which candidates will likely have the most delegates at their conventions in July: Trump and Clinton, both hold commanding leads.

But challengers John Kasich, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz are not giving up the fight.

We discuss the results of Tuesday's primary elections with Dr. Michael McDonald, professor of political science at the University of Florida.


Ashton Elder

Donald Trump easily took Florida’s 99 delegates in Tuesday’s primary election, leading Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to suspend his presidential campaign.

Trump’s Jacksonville supporters had no doubt their candidate would be victorious.


  A new UNF poll finds that if the Republican primary were held today, Donald Trump would garner 35 percent of the votes here in Florida.

Marco Rubio comes in second in UNF’s new poll- at 28 percent, and Ted Cruz is a distant third.

We speak with Mike Binder, professor of political science at UNF and head of the school's Public Opinion Research Laboratory, about the results.