Tag: Glo Smith

A.G. GancarskiNovember 8, 2016

Northeast Florida will have a completely new Congressional delegation in January, as the Associated Press has called the races in its two districts, and both were won by candidates looking to bridge the partisan divide. As widely expected, Republican John Rutherford downed Democrat David Bruderly in the 4th Congressional District: 280,319 to 110,257 (70 percent to 28 percent) […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 8, 2016

Election Night brings the opportunity for celebration for at least one candidate in every race. Northeast Florida candidates are no exception, with parties planned. Congressional District 4 Republican candidate John Rutherford will return to the place where he celebrated his primary victory in August: the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. While the scene won’t be as chaotic […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 31, 2016

The race between Republican Glo Smith and Democrat Al Lawson in Florida’s 5th Congressional District has defied traditional partisan contours down the stretch. Smith, appearing on WJXT’s “This Week in Jacksonville” Sunday, positioned herself less as a Republican than as the sole impediment to Tallahassee controlling the traditionally Jacksonville-based seat. Smith alluded to having productive […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2016

With less than two weeks to go until the last votes are cast in the race to replace Rep. Corrine Brown in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, Democrat Al Lawson and Republican Glo Smith continue raising money. Of the two candidates, Lawson is showing more strength down the stretch. Lawson raised $21,000 between Oct. 20 and Oct. 24, highlighted […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 24, 2016

With time running short in the battle to succeed Corrine Brown as the representative from Florida’s 5th Congressional District, both Republican Glo Smith and Democrat Al Lawson continue to raise money. Smith, who had $11,908 on hand as of her October quarterly report, nearly doubled that sum via five donations made between Oct. 22-24 totaling $11,100. Lawson, meanwhile, had almost […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 20, 2016

Last week, FloridaPolitics.com observed that, regarding 5th Congressional District Republican candidate Glo Smith, the cavalry needed to get a move on if they wanted to boost her campaign. In mid-October, it appears that may happen, as Smith announced meaningful support from key members of the Northeast Florida donor class … at long last. “I’m proud and humbled […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 17, 2016

Al Lawson, a former member of the Florida House and Senate and onetime the “Dean of the Legislature,” appears financially well-positioned down the stretch in his race in Florida’s 5th Congressional District. As of the October quarterly report, Lawson had $79,309 on hand. Lawson’s $79,309 is well ahead of the cash-on-hand of his GOP opponent, Glo […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 12, 2016

There is a marked difference between the primary and the General Election in Jacksonville’s 2016 congressional races. While there were debates and forums galore before both the Republican primary in Florida’s 4th Congressional District and the Democratic primary in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, there has been nothing of the sort since the nominees were decided. One […]


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