Tag: Florida’s Congressional District 5

A.G. GancarskiAugust 22, 2016

With a week left in early voting, Congressional District 4 Republican John Rutherford is working to ensure he has the money to compete against the better-funded Hans Tanzler, with some personal loans and donations over the last week totaling $18,000. All of these contributions came in after the pre-primary report on Aug. 10. Aug. 16 saw Rutherford give […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 18, 2016

Florida’s Congressional District 5 has seemed to be the tale of two districts: Jacksonville — and “North Florida” out west. It’s been assumed Corrine Brown, no matter the strengths of her primary opponent Al Lawson, would carry Duval County, compelling Lawson to stack votes out west. However, an internal poll from Lawson’s camp shows that, since Brown’s indictment, Lawson […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 16, 2016

A new ad from Al Lawson effectively introduces the former FSU basketball star and legislative veteran to 5th Congressional District voters who may have been unacquainted with him. “Al Lawson escaped with his mother as their house exploded into flames,” goes the first line in the ad, perhaps completely unique in the genre of political messaging. Lawson “lost everything” […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 16, 2016

Could Corrine Brown lose her primary in Congressional District 5? If the Florida Times-Union editorial page has something to say about it, yes. On Monday, less than 24 hours before yet another court date for the Jacksonville Democrat (this one a status of counsel hearing, seemingly re-affirming the hiring of Greg Kehoe last week), Jacksonville’s paper of record weighed in, […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 1, 2016

On Monday night, Corrine Brown, incumbent Democrat in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, faced off with Democrats Al Lawson and L.J. Holloway and Republican Glo Smith, the only one of the four guaranteed to be around in November. Brown, losing the fundraising battle, facing 22 federal counts, and bedeviled by a radically remapped district, desperately needs to defend her home […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 7, 2016

The re-election campaign of Rep. Corrine Brown will face a new complication, as an indictment looms for her regarding the “One Door for Education“ charity. Documents, reports Action News Jax and other sources, will be served to Brown, with a news conference pending Friday on the matter. The head of One Door for Education, Carla Wiley, […]


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