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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #375 on: May 10, 2023, 10:44:20 PM »
Republican District 14 Councilmember Randy Defoor endorses Deegan.

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    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men [and women] do nothing. I simply cannot do nothing in the face of what I believe to be a serious threat to this city that we love. I am known to be direct, so let me be so now. The simple facts are these: How you run a campaign is reflective of how you will govern. If that is true, Daniel Davis’ campaign has shown clearly who he is and who and what values will be guiding him in the future. I believe that 4, potentially 8 more years of that kind of thuggery shown in the campaign will wreak havoc on our city. No one can be safe, or prosper in a city run with Chicago-style rules, and the truth goes out the window. Worse he and his handlers seek to divide us, neighbor against neighbor. Donna Deegan and I do not agree on some issues, but I know her heart, and she loves our city and would not make a move that would harm her home. Like my family, she is a multi-generation Jacksonville native. She is honest. And right now that is more important than anything else. I urge everyone to pause and ponder the issue of honesty before they vote.”
    —  Randy DeFoor
https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/randy-defoor-endorses-donna-deegan-jacksonville-mayor-over-opponents-tactics/UJCJGR57ZRDI7PNEHHHAQTW3JE/

DeFoor has been incredibly important and is typically thoughtful and thorough. But on this.....mmm....didn't she endorse Cumber, as well? Cumber's campaign was just as divisive and negative as Davis's, and far less successful. Strange that now, only weeks later, she's totally -gasp!- against such negative campaigning.

Gotta love politics.
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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #376 on: May 10, 2023, 11:37:42 PM »
Republican District 14 Councilmember Randy Defoor endorses Deegan.

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    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men [and women] do nothing. I simply cannot do nothing in the face of what I believe to be a serious threat to this city that we love. I am known to be direct, so let me be so now. The simple facts are these: How you run a campaign is reflective of how you will govern. If that is true, Daniel Davis’ campaign has shown clearly who he is and who and what values will be guiding him in the future. I believe that 4, potentially 8 more years of that kind of thuggery shown in the campaign will wreak havoc on our city. No one can be safe, or prosper in a city run with Chicago-style rules, and the truth goes out the window. Worse he and his handlers seek to divide us, neighbor against neighbor. Donna Deegan and I do not agree on some issues, but I know her heart, and she loves our city and would not make a move that would harm her home. Like my family, she is a multi-generation Jacksonville native. She is honest. And right now that is more important than anything else. I urge everyone to pause and ponder the issue of honesty before they vote.”
    —  Randy DeFoor
https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/randy-defoor-endorses-donna-deegan-jacksonville-mayor-over-opponents-tactics/UJCJGR57ZRDI7PNEHHHAQTW3JE/

DeFoor has been incredibly important and is typically thoughtful and thorough. But on this.....mmm....didn't she endorse Cumber, as well? Cumber's campaign was just as divisive and negative as Davis's, and far less successful. Strange that now, only weeks later, she's totally -gasp!- against such negative campaigning.

Gotta love politics.

DeFoor’s statement mostly talked about the old boy crony politics of the Davis campaign, and the negative attacks are just part of that. Cumber was also negative but she wasn’t part of the machine.
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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #377 on: May 11, 2023, 12:18:04 AM »
Republican District 14 Councilmember Randy Defoor endorses Deegan.

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    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men [and women] do nothing. I simply cannot do nothing in the face of what I believe to be a serious threat to this city that we love. I am known to be direct, so let me be so now. The simple facts are these: How you run a campaign is reflective of how you will govern. If that is true, Daniel Davis’ campaign has shown clearly who he is and who and what values will be guiding him in the future. I believe that 4, potentially 8 more years of that kind of thuggery shown in the campaign will wreak havoc on our city. No one can be safe, or prosper in a city run with Chicago-style rules, and the truth goes out the window. Worse he and his handlers seek to divide us, neighbor against neighbor. Donna Deegan and I do not agree on some issues, but I know her heart, and she loves our city and would not make a move that would harm her home. Like my family, she is a multi-generation Jacksonville native. She is honest. And right now that is more important than anything else. I urge everyone to pause and ponder the issue of honesty before they vote.”
    —  Randy DeFoor
https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/randy-defoor-endorses-donna-deegan-jacksonville-mayor-over-opponents-tactics/UJCJGR57ZRDI7PNEHHHAQTW3JE/

DeFoor has been incredibly important and is typically thoughtful and thorough. But on this.....mmm....didn't she endorse Cumber, as well? Cumber's campaign was just as divisive and negative as Davis's, and far less successful. Strange that now, only weeks later, she's totally -gasp!- against such negative campaigning.

Gotta love politics.

As I recall, Cumber turned more negative when Davis & Co. (i.e. his allies on the City Council) viscously attacked her and her family.  Unfortunately, that drained resources she could, and maybe should, have use to run a more positive campaign.  But, it must be hard to ignore such attacks when they get so personal.  While I didn't align with all of Cumber's vision, I would have taken her over Davis anytime.

Deegan has tried hard to not fall into the same trap, trying to better balance pushing back on Davis's lies about her involvement with Black Lives Matter, defunding the police and now about her charitable foundation, while putting forward her vision and desire to represent all of Jacksonville, not just the special interests. 

Davis's campaign is taking its cue directly from Trump and DeSantis:  Distort the truth or just plain lie over and over and across many fronts to overwhelm your opponents ability to rebut.  Character counts before your position on issues.  Hope the voters recognize that going forward.

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #378 on: May 11, 2023, 10:14:10 PM »
More endorsements for Deegan including at least 2 more Republicans:

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Jacksonville mayoral candidate Donna Deegan touts bipartisan endorsements

Democratic candidate for Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan is rolling out endorsements from two Republicans and one Democrat who previously served on the City Council.

Former Council Presidents Scott Wilson (Republican) and Eric Smith (Democrat) are joined by Suzanne Jenkins, a former Republican member of the Council, in endorsements Deegan says point to “broad support from leaders across the political spectrum.”

“We share a common belief that Jacksonville needs a problem solver, not a power seeker, and that change is needed in City Hall. It’s time to unify and bring an end to the division and fear tactics that are hurting our city,” Deegan said.

“I am also sick and tired of the divisive and negative attack ads by one group in Jacksonville. While I do not always agree with Donna Deegan, I do appreciate and respect her willingness to show up and face the difficult questions,” Wilson said.

“If a candidate won’t answer your questions today, what makes you think they will do so after they assume office? I encourage citizens, especially my fellow Republicans, to carefully evaluate your choices and consider joining me in voting for Donna Deegan.”

“As a City Councilman who worked with 5 mayors, I know the qualities of a good mayor. Donna will bring fresh air, new integrity and vision to the mayor’s office,” Smith added.

Jenkins also added remarks in the Thursday release.

“For too long, Jacksonville has run under a ‘business as usual’ mindset that leaves so many of our residents behind. It’s time for our city to unite behind a leader who is committed to transparency, equity, and growth for the future that works for all, not just a select few,” Jenkins said. “I believe that leader is Donna Deegan, and I am proud to endorse her to be the next mayor of Jacksonville at a time in which we desperately need positive change.”

Early voting extends through Sunday in the race between Deegan and Republican Daniel Davis, and Democrats are nearing a +4 advantage in early voting and mail combined, with Republicans likely to dominate Election Day turnout as usual.

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/611580-jax-mayoral-candidate-donna-deegan-rolls-out-bipartisan-endorsements/

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #379 on: May 13, 2023, 10:37:07 AM »
The Daily Record has now also conducted an interview with Donna Deegan.

https://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/news/2023/may/12/qa-with-mayoral-candidate-donna-deegan/
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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #380 on: May 16, 2023, 07:42:33 PM »
Within less than an hour of the polls closing, news outlets have begun to project that Donna Deegan will be the 9th Mayor of Jacksonville. With a nearly four-point lead, it does not appear that outstanding votes are available for Daniel Davis to close that gap.

Results from the Duval County Supervisor of Elections are available here.
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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #381 on: May 16, 2023, 07:44:36 PM »
It’s a good night

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #382 on: May 16, 2023, 08:12:44 PM »
That Jason Fischer dude is going to lose after pumping God knows how much into a property appraiser race.

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #383 on: May 16, 2023, 08:21:23 PM »
Great night indeed!

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #384 on: May 16, 2023, 08:39:05 PM »
The new day many of us Jaxson posters have been dreaming of.  She needs to clean out City Hall and most of the Boards and Commissions of all the "good ol' boys and girls" and turn this City back over to all of its citizens for the first time in a very long time.

Hope the Republican City Council and DeSantis don't muck up things but some may try.  Citizens need to be on guard!

And, yes, Fischer hopefully fades away never to be heard from again.  We can only be so lucky.

Lastly, maybe Tim Baker, Susie Wiles and Brian Hughes take their nasty and mean spirited way of doing things and go play somewhere else.

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #385 on: May 16, 2023, 08:44:53 PM »
That Jason Fischer dude is going to lose after pumping God knows how much into a property appraiser race.

More good news. It was pretty clear he had no understanding of the job. And his “law and order candidate” nonsense was laughable. I guess it takes more than a photo of you with DeSantis to win.

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #386 on: May 16, 2023, 09:12:28 PM »
Historic night for the city.

Regardless of your choice for mayor, it’s hard to not recognize just how little Davis did to help his cause these last six months.

From the poor showing in the one debate he participated in, to the refusal to engage with the press, to the nasty campaign tactics, to the petulant threats against local news stations for airing negative ads against him.

Hoping this leads to some major shakeups across city agencies.

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #387 on: May 16, 2023, 09:27:28 PM »
That Jason Fischer dude is going to lose after pumping God knows how much into a property appraiser race.

More good news. It was pretty clear he had no understanding of the job. And his “law and order candidate” nonsense was laughable. I guess it takes more than a photo of you with DeSantis to win.

yes never got the whole TK Water's endorsement he ran on.

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #388 on: May 16, 2023, 09:43:04 PM »
"Um, Kari Lake? You and your campaign managers taking notes?"
-Mayor Donna Deegan  ;D

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Re: Jacksonville Mayoral Election 2023
« Reply #389 on: May 16, 2023, 10:23:15 PM »
That Jason Fischer dude is going to lose after pumping God knows how much into a property appraiser race.
Money can't necessarily buy or overcome decent name recognition. Morgan had him beat by miles on that one.
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