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Dave Bruderly to run as sole Democrat in CD 4 race

Jacksonville Democrats will have an option on the ballot in Florida’s 4th Congressional District.

Democrat David Bruderly was a late qualifier for the ballot Friday, the sole Democrat in the race.

Bruderly is something of a perennial candidate, having run and lost House races in safe Republican districts before.

He ran and lost to Cliff Stearns in CD 6 in 2004 and 2006, at that point a resident of the Gainesville area.

Since 2006, the environmental engineer has moved to Jacksonville.

In November, Bruderly will face one of a crowded field of Republican hopefuls, who look to succeed retiring Rep. Ander Crenshaw.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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