St. Johns County swings red, sees high voter turnout in Governor’s Race

On Tuesday, Floridians elected Republican Ron DeSantis as the 46th governor of Florida, despite months of polls predicting a Democratic win. Residents in St. Johns County, Florida, overwhelmingly voted for DeSantis, with him taking 63.9 percent of the votes. Andrew Gillum had only 35.3 percent of votes, and other candidates took 0.9 percent, according to … Read more

One day before election, Gillum leads DeSantis in polls

Just one day before the highly-anticipated Florida Governor’s race, Andrew Gillum leads Ron DeSantis by 7 percent in the polls, The Hill reported Monday. In a newly released Quinnipiac University poll, 50 percent of likely voters favored Gillum, while 43 percent favored DeSantis. Gillum’s 7-point lead is similar to the 6-point lead he had in … Read more

In Florida Governor’s race, voter turnout is key

In the tight Florida governor’s race, every vote counts. The question is, however, what factors will affect those votes and voter turnout overall. Factors such as Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, minorities and the Republican party’s current split are the biggest, according to Jacksonville City Councilman Bill Gulliford. Gulliford thinks this race will be about more … Read more

Q&A with Bill Gulliford, Jacksonville City Councilman

By Kate Brennan and Emma Anderson We asked Bill Gulliford, Republican City Councilman of Jacksonville, about the gubernatorial race, how he ranks Gillum and DeSantis as candidates, and how Donald Trump is affecting the race overall. Why do you support Ron DeSantis? Well he wasn’t my first choice.  My first choice was Adam Putnam. I … Read more

Next Florida governor to appoint Supreme Court Justices, court says

Looks like the next governor of Florida, not Rick Scott, will get to appoint three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday. This decision raises the stakes in an already tense gubernatorial race. The next governor will get to decide the court’s ideological balance of power for years to come, the … Read more

DeSantis veterans rally takes a humanitarian approach

After all the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael, Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis hosted a rally on Wednesday–with a twist. Instead of hosting a the scheduled Jacksonville Regional Veterans Event for DeSantis, the campaign hosted a supply drive for victims of Hurricane Michael’s wrath. Over 50 people came out on Wednesday with supplies like water … Read more

Koch brothers veteran group backs DeSantis

Concerned Veterans for America Action announced its support for Florida governor candidate Ron DeSantis on Tuesday. CVAA is Koch Network group. The group plans to spend at least $100,000 on direct mail supporting DeSantis, the Palm Beach Post reported. “In a landscape full of negative ads, this is a refreshing spot of positive messaging, showing … Read more