Al Lawson, Glo Smith confirmed for Wednesday debate in CD 5


The race to succeed Corrine Brown, who lost her primary in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, is on … and the two major party nominees will debate in Jacksonville Oct. 12.

Democratic nominee Al Lawson will face GOP candidate Glo Smith during the Wednesday meeting of the Southside Business Men’s Club at the San Jose Country Club.

Lawson, a Democrat many local Republicans like, will find debating Smith to be a different proposition than the pyrotechnics he saw in forum and debate appearances with Congresswoman Brown.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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