Tag: Matt Corrigan

Melissa RossJuly 23, 2015

As Donald Trump rides high in the polls and takes his presidential campaign to the Texas border, one prominent Florida political analyst says it’s important to have some perspective on the 2016 race. “Everybody needs a reality check,” says Matt Corrigan, UNF political science professor and author of Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida.  “Polls […]

Melissa RossMay 19, 2015

In the nationally watched race for Jacksonville mayor, Alvin Brown lost to Lenny Curry for three main reasons, says UNF political science professor Matt Corrigan. Here are his takeaways: Campaign Data and Discipline “First, Brown was up against a determined opponent who ran a well-financed, data-driven, targeted campaign,” says Corrigan. “The Brown camp got started late […]

Melissa RossApril 23, 2015

As a conservative Democrat in GOP-leaning Duval County, Mayor Alvin Brown has always had to triangulate. It’s a skill most Florida political observers think he learned from his years Bill Clinton‘s orbit (arguably the most skilled Democrat in history at swimming upstream in the South). Perpetually walking a knife’s edge on taxes and spending, not to mention […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 12, 2015

The Greater Arlington Republican Club held a forum with the two Jacksonville City Council District 3 candidates, Aaron Bowman and James Nealis, Wednesday night at the University of North Florida. The two Republican candidates agreed on more points than they disagreed, but there were enough moments of genuine contrast to give voters a real choice. One of the questions, regarding […]


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