In February we posed the question “Can Kim Daniels really run for State House at this point?” Daniels hadn’t filed campaign finance numbers as of the 19th (she since has filed a waiver), and her son had just gotten swept up in what Action News Jax called a “drug raid.”
In March, we have our answer. Of course she’s running. A Facebook post (what else?) touts “My First Campaign Appearance!!!”
“I thank God for Congresswoman Corrine Brown,” Daniels writes, “Councilmember Reginald Brown and all of the volunteers that made this weekend possible. We collected almost 1000 petitions in less than 24 hours … Great job team!”
Billing herself as an “experienced community leader,” Daniels includes a picture of herself with Brown and Brown.
The caption? “Partnerships between federal, state and local government work!”
The former Jacksonville city councilwoman includes a picture of herself with Brown, with a caption worth quoting in full:
“Pray for my congresswoman! She is the hardest working woman I know. If you know of her please stand in the gap for her. If you don’t know her let me introduce her to you as a prayer assignment. If you have the privilege of working with her in any capacity … lift up her arms in prayer so that she will victorious in every battle ahead.”
Luckily, things are pretty smooth sailing for Corrine Brown these days. The drama about the subpoena dished out at Bono’s BBQ on Norwood was weeks ago.
For those with memories that extend as far back as August 2015, Brown’s apparent support of Daniels is a surprise, given that she was on the host committee for a fundraiser for Leslie Jean-Bart, another candidate in the HD 14 race.
Is Corrine Brown backing two candidates? Has she changed candidates in the middle of the race for reasons unstated? These seem to be the two options in play.