Tag: Cindy Graves

A.G. GancarskiAugust 3, 2016

Running the risk of courting controversy with the local press, and perhaps some friction with Democrats and independents ahead of the Aug. 30 pension tax referendum, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry served as master of ceremonies at the Donald Trump rally Wednesday in front of a crowd of roughly 8,000 Trump supporters, which filled out further after his portion […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 17, 2016

The Republican Party of Duval County elected Cindy Graves to be its new chairwoman Monday night, filling the vacancy left by Lake Ray, who is running for Congress. Graves’ election was unanimous, and the press release from the Duval GOP notes that the vote “solidifies GOP unity.” Graves, GOP committeewoman since 2008, was elected earlier this year to […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 4, 2016

The chairmanship of the Republican Party of Duval County will be up for grabs again, with Lake Ray stepping down, say reliable sources. Ray, running against John Rutherford in Congressional District 4, will step down soon, say sources, with elections to be held this month. With that departure in mind, possible replacements would seem to include Vice […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 8, 2016

The “Road to Cleveland” delegates have been picked in Congressional District 4, and it’s a strong delegation by any account. U.S Rep. Ander Crenshaw; state Representative, Duval GOP Chairman Lake Ray; and State Committeewoman Cindy Graves all made the cut. Graves’ candidacy wasn’t hurt at all by her Facebook post Thursday that seemed to imply that President Barack […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 29, 2015

During the Jacksonville mayoral race earlier this year, a narrative emerged. The road to the Presidency went through Jacksonville. And to that end, a Republican mayor was seen as a necessary component to a larger national electoral strategy. Perhaps uncoincidentally, would-be favorite sons Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush both endorsed Lenny Curry. Though the Bush endorsement was seen […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 16, 2015

On Wednesday night, the Republican Party of Duval County will hold its second Debate Watch party of the 2016 Presidential Primary cycle. The party, which will be held instead of the normal Republican Executive Committee meeting, will commence at 7:30 at the Players Grille on Hendricks Avenue on the Southside. On offer: “complimentary nachos and wings while they […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 18, 2015

On Monday night, the Republican Party of Duval County elected Lake Ray as its new chairman, replacing Robin Lumb. Having heard that former mayoral candidate Bill Bishop was at the REC meeting, I was curious about his thoughts regarding both chairmen. So I texted him. Bishop, as almost invariably has been the case when I’ve asked him a […]


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