Tag: Duval GOP

A.G. GancarskiDecember 11, 2018
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On Monday evening, the Republican Party of Duval County moved Dean Black from vice chair to chair, ending the two-year term of Karyn Morton. The margin was slender (58-55), but the message was clear: after two years of Morton’s tumultuous tenure, party activists sought a change in direction ahead of the 2019 city elections. Morton […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 20, 2018
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Florida Republicans are as well-positioned as could be imagined after a “blue wave” year, controlling both Senate seats and almost everything that matters in Tallahassee after a series of tight campaigns. Republicans ran up margins in rural and exurban areas, and in part that was necessary because of Republican candidates underperforming in Jacksonville (Duval County), […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 24, 2018
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Politics in Jacksonville has become big business in recent years, and the 2018-19 election cycle offers ample evidence. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry should have $2 million on hand by the end of the month. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams already has passed the $400,000 cash on hand mark. Neither Curry nor Williams, both Republicans, have serious competition for […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 23, 2018
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Florida Politics has obtained proof that Karyn Morton, chair of the Republican Party of Duval County, attempted to sway the election for Jacksonville City Council Vice President between Danny Becton and Scott Wilson. Both Becton and Wilson, who won the race, are Republicans. However, Morton (who denied having done such when we asked her about […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 2, 2018
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Karyn Morton, chair of the Duval County Republicans, called Monday for the resignation or removal of the chair and committeeman of the Duval County Democrats. Committeeman John Parker used the phrase “colored people” at a dinner in January, leading to a complaint from party member James Morton in March. Soon afterward, calls for Parker to resign came from Lydia […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 15, 2018
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At the request of Mayor Lenny Curry, the Jacksonville City Council met Wednesday to discuss a “valuation study” commissioned by local utility JEA, as what many observers see as a prerequisite toward “next steps” toward selling the utility. Council President Anna Brosche was adamantly opposed to the meeting, and expressed such Monday, which led Curry, for the […]


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