Duval County Republican Party

Monday on First Coast Connect with guest host Jessica Palombo we heard about the upcoming inaugural Duval County Trump Club meeting. Club President Jim Davis and Duval County GOP Chair Karyn Morton (01:20) joined us.

We heard about the local company, Medic, that features vending machines for pharmacy products with cofounder Garlene Atcherson (28:40).

Keith Marks, a local artist and the founder of Avant Music, told us about two upcoming events he is involved in (38:40).

Sports analysts Cole Pepper talked about a wild weekend of March Madness and Jaguars free agency (46:00).  

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Duval County Republicans are celebrating the victories of Republican Senator Marco Rubio and President-elect Donald Trump.

At a downtown hotel Tuesday evening, Republicans filled a large ballroom with cardboard cutouts of Rubio and Trump on stage, while Fox News broadcasted returns. It was the Duval County Republican watch party.


Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Updated 11/1/16

Donald Trump campaign volunteers in Jacksonville are raring to go, especially now that they have two brand new headquarters.  

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

With Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scheduled to speak in downtown Jacksonville Wednesday, supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton took to the streets of Five Points to denounce her rival Wednesday morning.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Even though outsider candidates are leading in national polls, the Duval County Republican Party is keen on supporting a more established presidential hopeful.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is the favorite among the county GOP, according to straw poll results released just before the third televised debate Wednesday night.


Ryan Benk / WJCT News

After the second Republican presidential debate, the Duval County GOP is lacking consensus on who should win the party’s nomination for president.

Almost all of the major candidates had supporters in a San Marco bar Thursday night, where the local GOP gathered to watch the candidates battle for the spotlight.


Jacksonville City Council President Clay Yarborough, Duval County GOP Secretary Kim Crenier, and same-sex marriage are making headlines this week.

Controversial art and tweets, JTA and a fire that destroyed a historic building are all in the headlines today.