Tag: 4th Judicial Circuit State Attorney race

A.G. GancarskiAugust 17, 2016

The sentiments behind Depeche Mode‘s hit “Just Can’t Get Enough” clearly applied to the press and the candidates after Tuesday night’s 4th Circuit State Attorney debate, as incumbent Angela Corey and challengers Melissa Nelson and Wes White took some reporters’ questions after the event. Corey, as is her wont, was delivering loving tributes toward the free press, both locally and nationally. “It’s the media […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 16, 2016

On Tuesday night, Wes White and Melissa Nelson debated incumbent Angela Corey in the most high-profile encounter they would have ahead of the GOP primary in the 4th Circuit State Attorney race. For White, this was his last real chance at earned media. For Nelson, this was her chance to show she was more than a slick ad campaign. And for […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 13, 2016

A recent forum for 4th circuit state attorney in Jacksonville’s tony Queens Harbor neighborhood was well-attended, with coverage on two television stations and in the Florida Times-Union. Omitted from any of the write-ups, however: the fact that the forum moderator, Valarie Linnen, gave the campaign of incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey $500 on June 9. Linnen, […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 12, 2016

Wes White, the 4th Circuit State Attorney candidate, is low on funds and running off personal loans, but that didn’t stop him from hiring Denise Hunt. Hunt, an outspoken activist for many causes, has been involved most recently in public demonstrations at the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, arguing that Congresswoman Corrine Brown has become the subject of a […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 9, 2016

On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed that he referred a complaint from Wes White, a candidate in Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit state attorney GOP primary race to Bill Cervone, state attorney from the 8th Circuit, for investigation. This is Cervone’s second such investigation of a Northeast Florida case; the first one being claims against embattled judge Mark Hulsey. […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 5, 2016

Melissa Nelson, Republican candidate for 4th Circuit State Attorney, scored 50 individual contributions totaling $21,275, a strong indication that as her challenge to Angela Corey enters its home stretch, a diverse coalition is responding favorably to her message of 21st century criminal justice reform as an alternative to Corey and her campaign surrogate/opponent, Wes White. Nelson’s donor pool […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 4, 2016

A new, brutal attack ad targeting Melissa Nelson has been launched from “Citizens for Justice,” a PAC supportive of Angela Corey. A third candidate in the race, Wes White, has piggybacked on the hit with sponsored Facebook posts pointing to the ad. The ad incorporates uncorroborated claims made by White in a letter to Corey requesting a grand jury investigation of the Nelson […]


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