Tag: Emanuel Cleaver
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A.G. GancarskiMarch 28, 2018

On Wednesday, former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown picked his home turf for his first official campaign stop in his congressional campaign. Brown, running against Tallahassee Democrat Al Lawson in the August primary in the east/west North Florida district, picked AGAPE Health to message on health care. The location was not incidental: AGAPE CEO, former state Rep. Mia Jones, […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 28, 2018

Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, is promoting what he calls on Twitter a “big fundraiser” Wednesday evening. He will be accompanied by Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Congressional Black Caucus member who endorsed Brown over incumbent Democratic Rep. Al Lawson. Lawson, a Democrat from Tallahassee, is seen by many Jacksonville […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 7, 2018

Duval County Democratic Party chair Lisa King leads a wave of Jacksonville endorsements for Alvin Brown for Congress. The endorsement of King, appointed to Jacksonville’s Planning Commission during former Mayor Brown’s tenure, and other prominent local Democrats signals that Brown’s implicit desire to make the Democratic primary race with Al Lawson in Florida’s 5th Congressional District a matter […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 31, 2018

The second day of former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown‘s primary challenge to Rep. Al Lawson in Florida’s 6th Congressional District brought Brown his first endorsement. Emanuel Cleaver II, a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, endorsed Brown Wednesday. “Alvin Brown has been my friend for more than two decades. However, I am not just supporting him for […]

Mitch PerryOctober 26, 2016

The announcement this week that premiums for “silver” health care plans in the state-based exchanges will rise by an average of 22 percent next year has received maximum news coverage, including by political reporters who think it could an “October surprise” that benefits the Republican Party. It is a gift to Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and […]

Mitch PerryOctober 25, 2016

Early voting commenced in Hillsborough County (and 49 other counties in Florida) on Monday, and by the end of the day, 18,887 voters had turned up at the polls, according to Supervisor of Elections Craig Lattimer. On Tuesday, USA Today reported Hillsborough County is one of the premier bellwether areas of the country when it comes to electing […]


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