Florida is another state that hosts a primary on Tuesday, and it appears that freshman Rep. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) is in prime position to win re-nomination in his east-west district that contains both Jacksonville and Tallahassee. The University of North Florida conducted a Democratic primary poll (8/17-19; 402 FL-5 likely Democratic primary voters) and found Rep. Lawson leading former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown (D), 47-29%, despite Duval County (J’ville) holding 58% of the district’s population. Mr. Brown is running ahead in Duval, 47-29%, but Rep. Lawson swamps him in the remainder of the district, 68-10%.
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