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  1. Rick Perry Gears Up for 2016, Helping Lenny Curry Along the WayRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Sunshine State News

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is focusing on the Sunshine State as he readies for a second try for the White House in 2016. Perry came to Jacksonville this week, appearing at events with former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry in the final days before the first round of the Jacksonville mayoral election next Tuesday.

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  2. No. 15: Alvin Brown, Democrat in the WeedsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | Sunshine State News

    Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown has posed quite a problem for conservatives over the last five years. He has shown political skills he didn't display when he primaried U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., in the 1990s and has been able to find some success in traditionally Republican Jacksonville by hiding in the weeds and toning town his Democratic affiliation.

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  3. Odd Positions Make Mayor's Race in Jax Worth WatchingRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Four years ago, Alvin Brown, a black Democrat, ran for mayor. He had never held political office.

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  4. Stakes Are Getting High in Jacksonville Mayoral RaceRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Being mayor of Jacksonville hasn't exactly been the best of launching pads for higher political aspirations, but this time around the stakes are far higher and political observers across the state are taking notes about the upcoming election. Certainly there have been a few Jacksonville mayors who went on to bigger -- if not always better -- things.

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  5. Holy-Cow Poll in Jax: Alvin Brown Mayoral Seat in Serious JeopardyRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, the first Democrat to win a mayoral race in that city since Ed Austin in 1991, is in serious trouble according to a poll of likely voters released on Monday. St. Pete Polls took a poll for Saint PetersBlog s howing former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry is coming on strong against Brown. 1 comment

  6. Lenny Curry Dodges a Bullet: Mike Hogan's Out of Jacksonville Mayoral RaceRead the original story

    Jan 2, 2015 | Sunshine State News

    Lenny Curry can breathe a little easier as he ramps up his bid to challenge Alvin Brown in the Jacksonville mayoral race. Curry had a big Friday with longtime Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford announcing that he was backing the former RPOF chairman while hitting Brown's record.

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  7. Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second TermRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    Gov. Rick Scott continues to flesh out his team for a second term, relying on familiar faces in his administration as he readies for the next four years. Scott announced on Tuesday he was keeping Ken Lawson as secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation .

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  8. GOP Candidates Get Busy in Jacksonville Mayoral RaceRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry announced on Monday that he had reeled in the support of three members of the Florida Cabinet as he runs against Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. State Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida's CFO Jeff Atwater and state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said on Monday they were backing Curry.

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  9. Lenny Curry Takes a Page from Rick ScottRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    Lenny Curry has a tightrope to walk in the coming months as he runs for mayor of Jacksonville against incumbent Democrat Alvin Brown and he's taking a page from his old ally Rick Scott's playbook. Curry is best known in Florida for leading the Republican Party of Florida.

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  10. Thanksgiving: A Florida Tradition for 450 YearsRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    While Thanksgiving conjures up images of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims sharing turkey and corn with Native Americans, Florida had its own role in America's earliest Thanksgiving celebrations. Decades before the Pilgrims gathered around a table in Massachusetts in 1621, Florida had seen at least two separate Thanksgiving celebrations and, as in the more familiar tale from New England, they involved Native Americans and religious liberty.

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  11. JU Adds Former Congressman to its Board of TrusteesRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    On Wednesday, Tim Cost, the president of JU, announced that former U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Penn., and educator Cynthia Chomiak, who graduated from JU in 1983, will join the board starting on Jan. 30. "These are two extremely strong additions to our board, and we are very grateful they are bringing their considerable skills to our university at an important time of major upgrades to our personnel, programs and facilities," said Cost on Wednesday. First elected to Congress in 2006, Altmire served until 2012 when, in the aftermath of redistricting, he was defeated in the primary by then-U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Penn., by 2 percent in a rare match-up of two congressional incumbents.

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  12. FDP Chair Allison Tant Rips Challenge to Mark PaffordRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    The head of the Florida Democratic Party blasted a rebellious faction of her party's House caucus Wednesday, less than a week before members are set to vote on a leader for the 2015 legislative session. In an interview with The News Service of Florida, Chairwoman Allison Tant said House Democrats should move on after an ugly defeat in this year's legislative elections instead of trying to oust incoming Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.

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  13. Florida Political Focus Now Turns to Jacksonville and the First CoastRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    With the 2014 general elections now in the rear view mirror, Florida politics will now focus on the First Coast with a number of key elections in Jacksonville and the surrounding area in the months to come. Kicking things off on Dec. 16 will be the Democratic primary in the special election for a Florida House seat representing parts of Jacksonville.

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