Tag: 5th Congressional District
UF Environmental Health & Safety staff recently attached four smaller houses to the outside of the newest barn in hopes of enticing the bats to begin the relocation process on their own. Photo Credit: Bri Lehan/University of Florida

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 16, 2018

What’s clear: former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown has a strategy to win the Democratic primary against Rep. Al Lawson in Florida’s 5th Congressional District. Brown is running a TV ad in Tallahassee, Lawson’s home base, proclaiming Lawson to be President Donald Trump‘s “favorite Democrat.” [SEE THE AD HERE] The ad juxtaposes Trump approving of Lawson applauding him during the State of […]

Jim RosicaOctober 18, 2016

A federal judge has shut down a request from the winners of the congressional redistricting case for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to pay their attorney and expert witness bills of nearly $250,000. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker also denied a request to levy sanctions against Brown, saying her case “was meritless” but not “frivolous.” His order was entered late last month. […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 16, 2016

North Florida U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham on Tuesday said she still hasn’t decided whether to run again for her 2nd Congressional District seat. Graham, a Tallahassee Democrat, spoke with reporters after a constituent-services recognition event at Tallahassee City Hall. She was surrounded by several she helped, saying her office “helped return more than $1 million owed to […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 29, 2016

First-term Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum took his name out of contention for the new 5th Congressional District that now includes part of Leon County, a Friday news release states. The state’s congressional seats were redrawn after a court challenge, with the 5th District now being east-west, from Jacksonville into the Big Bend region. Gillum had suggested he […]

Jim RosicaDecember 15, 2015

Former state Sen. Al Lawson on Tuesday said he will run for the state’s reconfigured 5th Congressional District that now stretches east-west from Jacksonville through Tallahassee to rural Gadsden County. The former state lawmaker said he “will officially announce and file for Congress in January,” according to a news release. “North Florida needs a strong, progressive […]


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