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Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Tim Kaine, spoke by phone with WJCT’s First Coast Connect Host Melissa Ross Friday morning. Kaine was forced to cancel his scheduled Jacksonville campaign appearance due to Hurricane Hermine.

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Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both presented their economic plans last week, outlining very different ideas for what they'd do to grow jobs if they get elected.

On Monday's First Coast Connect, we talked with two University of North Florida economists about how Trump and Clinton's policies will affect the First Coast.

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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.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits Jacksonville Wednesday night for a campaign rally at Veterans Memorial Arena.

Trump’s return to the First Coast comes on the heels of a series of controversies and withering scrutiny over his comments about the family of a slain soldier, the issue of workplace harassment, and more.

Democratic National Convention

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia, an unusual question is capturing the attention of cyberspecialists, Russia experts and Democratic Party leaders: Is Vladimir Putin trying to meddle in the American presidential election?

A Wikileaks release on Friday of some 20,000 stolen emails from DNC computer servers has intensified discussion of the potential role of Russian intelligence agencies in disrupting the 2016 campaign.

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A day after Republicans wrapped up their national convention in Cleveland, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her vice presidential running mate.

The possible declaration is part of a short campaign barnstorm of the Sunshine State.

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In a major shift from last month, a poll released Wednesday shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump overtaking Democrat Hillary Clinton in the key swing state of Florida.

Mason-Dixon Poll

Mason-Dixon Polling & Research last week released the results of a new survey on the 2016 presidential race in Florida.

Hillary Clinton holds a 3-point lead over Donald Trump in the pool, which shows Hispanics are helping the Democrat, and that the newly named Libertarian presidential candidate might be hurting the Republican.

Clinton has a 45-42 percent lead over Trump in the poll, while Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson comes in a distant third with 6 percent.

Seven percent of respondents were undecided.

We analyze the results of this new poll with UNF professor of political science Dr. Michael Binder, director of the school's Public Opinion Research Laboratory.



The state’s Young Democrats will be making their way to downtown Jacksonville this weekend for their annual convention.

Primary Results

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories Tuesday in five more states, bringing them closer to a monumental duel for the White House later this year.

Trump had a clean sweep of races in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Clinton delivered big wins in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut.

Bernie Sanders picked up his sole victory of the night in Rhode Island.

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Hillary Clinton won Florida’s Primary election Tuesday evening over Bernie Sanders by a nearly two-to-one vote margin.

Dozens of Clinton supporters gathered at Jacksonville's Cuba Libre restaurant cheered as CNN announced Clinton as Florida’s pick. Supporters were holding Hillary signs and life-size cardboard cutout of Clinton was propped against the restaurant wall.


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Jacksonville Democrats came out in force Monday to catch a glimpse of former President Bill Clinton and rally behind his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

In a last-ditch effort to mobilize voters ahead of tomorrow’s Florida primary, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio met with supporters in Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood, alongside Mayor Lenny Curry.

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Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shared her mother’s support for expanded child care and parental leave at the All Saints Early Childhood Center in Jacksonville Thursday evening.

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If Florida’s presidential primary were held tomorrow, a new statewide poll by the University of North Florida shows Hillary Clinton would beat challenger Bernie Sanders by a margin of 54 to 24 percent among likely Democratic voters.

The results mirror those of a Quinnipiac University poll released last week that put Clinton ahead of Sanders, 59 to 33 percent.

UNF political scientist Michael Binder oversees the school’s Public Opinion Research Lab, which conducted the poll.