Jacksonville, Florida was the largest metropolis within the US with a Republican mayor till Tuesday evening when Donna Deegan turned the second Democrat in thirty years to be elected mayor.
Jacksonville is the twelfth largest metropolis in america, and till tonight had solely had one Democratic mayor prior to now three many years.
The Tributary reported:
Former TV anchor Donna Deegan beat JAX Chamber CEO Daniel Davis in a surprising upset for Jacksonville mayor, turning into the primary girl ever and solely the second Democrat to win a mayor’s race right here in three many years regardless of Davis outraising her four-to-one.
Davis, a former Metropolis Council member and state consultant, had been making ready for this mayoral race for the final eight years, when fellow Republican Lenny Curry was elected mayor. He largely relied on his fundraising prowess to achieve voters by way of mailers, textual content messages and commercials. He raised a record-breaking $8.4 million by the tip of April in comparison with Deegan’s $2.1 million.
Davis was endorsed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, however his endorsement didn’t assist Republicans keep away from a historic defeat.
The 2023 election outcomes which can be trickling in look like holding the similiar sample of the final a number of election cycles. Democrats have the vitality and momentum, and the extra that Donald Trump reemerges to be the face of the Republican Occasion, the extra races Republicans lose.
If Republicans had received a mayor’s race in Phoenix, New York, Chicago, or Houston, the nationwide media could be everywhere in the story as Republican momentum and bother forward for President Biden in 2024, however Democrats are profitable elections throughout the nation that they haven’t received in many years, and there’s nothing, however silence from the company media.
Whether or not it’s Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis there is no such thing as a proof of a preferred resurgance amongst Republicans.
It is only one off off yr election, but when something, Democrats nonetheless appear like the stronger and higher organized occasion.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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