Tag: Hans Tanzler

A.G. GancarskiAugust 30, 2016

Former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford started the Congressional District 4 GOP primary as the establishment favorite, and on Tuesday night, with almost 39 percent of the vote, he defeated Hans Tanzler at 20 percent, Jacksonville State Rep. Lake Ray at 19 percent, and St. Johns County Commissioner Bill McClure with 10 percent. Rutherford, though outspent by […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 30, 2016

In the GOP race in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, a little last-minute ammunition was used by the John Rutherford-friendly “Conservatives United” PAC. The targets: Hans Tanzler, with $8,000 of TV, and Lake Ray, with $2,449 on robocalls Sunday and Monday reminding voters that Ray had voted to give illegals drivers’ licenses. Both of these were Aug. 29 expenditures. The […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 26, 2016

Despite recent public polling that shows Hans Tanzler running third in Florida’s 4th Congressional District race, his campaign says it is optimistic as Election Day approaches. For one thing, new money — $10,400 of it — came in on Aug. 23. More important, Tanzler’s camp says, its internal polls are showing a trend of undecided voters breaking toward […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 26, 2016

There’s something about the last days of the brutal campaign in Florida’s 4th Congressional District that has candidates pushing out “family values” ads, apparently, as candidates Bill McClure and Hans Tanzler each have ads designed to bolster their positives in this realm. McClure and Tanzler are headed in opposite directions in the polls: McClure is in fourth place […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 26, 2016

A new ad from “Conservative Outsider,” a political committee which supports Hans Tanzler in the GOP primary in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, contends the two opponents ahead of Tanzler in the latest public poll of the race are soft on immigration and “beloved by the establishment.” That trope, established within the first three seconds of the advert, is interesting […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 25, 2016

Fundraising continues in the Congressional District 4 race for Republicans John Rutherford and Lake Ray. New money totaling $14,600 of came into Rutherford’s campaign on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, though some of that will be earmarked for the general election. Rutherford has been bringing in contributions and personal loans since the pre-primary filing, with those […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 24, 2016

In a rare endorsement in a Northeast Florida race, U.S. Sen. John McCain endorsed Hans Tanzler in the Congressional District 4 race Wednesday. The endorsement is rooted in family legacy and the candidate’s father’s relationship to POWs, McCain said. “I know firsthand how much the Tanzler family cares for veterans above all else,” said McCain. “Mayor Tanzler took […]


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