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Marcellus Holmes, Garrett Dennis’ likely Jacksonville City Council re-election opponent, raises nothing in May

Marcellus Holmes,  District 9 incumbent Garrett Dennis‘ likely Jacksonville City Council re-election opponent, raised no money in May, his third month as an active candidate.

Holmes hadn’t raised money in March or April either; however, a late May meeting with Mayor Lenny Curry, no fan of Dennis’ legislative style, was seen by some City Hall watchers as an audition for support from the Curry network.

Dennis, a first-term Councilman, is one of just five Democrats currently on what is, at least for now, a 17 person legislative body.

He has yet to file for re-election, but has told media he intends to run again.

With Curry ally Aaron Bowman set to take the Council Presidency in the next few weeks, reasonable expectations are that Dennis will be marginalized compared to the current year.

Dennis has maintained that Curry’s team is targeting him in his future re-election bid, and has also maintained that Curry won’t win his re-election bid.

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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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