The Jacksonville mayoral race is already heating up

jacksonville, florida – City elections won’t take place until March 21st, but the race for Jacksonville mayor is already heating up. There are many applicants, and commercials are already being aired.

The first negative ad aired for the upcoming mayoral election was Republican candidate Leanna Cumber. Ads were paid by Republican candidate Dan Davis He is also running for mayor.

“I think it’s going to be relatively ugly,” said UNF pollster Michael Binder. is.”

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Expect more negative ads in the near future, Binder said. The two are not alone in running for mayor. 10 candidates ran.

Binder believes this March election could be more like a primary. Even if it’s nonpartisan, it means the election is for all sides, regardless of which party — Binder sees Davis and Cumber fighting it out for the Republican vote. Former TV Newscaster, Donna Deeganformer state representative Audrey Gibson Compete for Democratic votes. In this first election in March, he needs 50% plus 1 vote to win. Otherwise, the top two will advance to the runoff vote in May.

Binder said the issue will play an important role. He said Confederate monuments and jugs would likely be at the forefront.

“We’re going to be talking about monuments. I think that’s going to be an issue to be discussed,” said Binder. “But more importantly, where did these candidates think of funding the new stadium?”

You will hear about it in the near future.

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