Jacksonville Young Democrats to host cocktail mixers with gubernatorial candidates - Florida Politics

Jacksonville Young Democrats to host cocktail mixers with gubernatorial candidates

The Democratic race for Governor is beginning to heat up, and the Jacksonville Young Democrats are offering chances to meet with candidates via cocktail mixers in the coming months.

Democratic candidates thus far have largely concentrated their efforts south of I-4, but Jacksonville’s young Democrats are clearly looking to change that.

The “Cocktails with a Candidate” series kicks off Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at downtown’s Zodiac Bar and Grill, with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who appeared already at a JYD event in February.

Gillum — a pre-candidate at that point — discussed what his campaign would do to reach out to minority voters and young voters, as part of what he called an “18 month view of engagement” that would mobilize voters.

2018 brings — at least tentatively — two of Gillum’s opponents.

Gwen Graham and Chris King are expected to be in Jacksonville talking to this group.

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