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Mayor's race runoff to court limbo voters

Alvin Brown and Lenny Curry speak after winning slots in the runoff for mayor of Jacksonville.
Alvin Brown and Lenny Curry speak after winning slots in the runoff for mayor of Jacksonville.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Now that the preliminary round of elections are over, citizens can rest for a few months, but that doesn't mean the candidates moving forward can do the same.

When it comes to the mayoral race ahead in May, Lenny Curry and Mayor Alvin Brown will go head to head, but what about those people that didn't vote for either candidate?

"When I saw what the two choices were now it's kind of feeling like now what am I supposed to do?" voter Brian Cates said. "I'm going to vote but I would really love to see these two candidates get to face-off with each other and get to see people ask them tough questions."

Those tough questions will come from the combined 19 percent of voters who cast their ballot for Bill Bishop and Omega Allen.

"People are looking for all kinds of change, unemployment, the economy, our community," Cates said. "What's it going to be like to live in Duval County at the end of your term? What's going to be different as a result of what you've done? How is it going to be better?

Political correspondent Jennifer Carol said Brown and Curry must address the issues most important to Bishop and Allen supporters, but says the first thing the two must do is secure an endorsement from Bishop or Allen, a tactics that voters say could work.

Carol also said that many voters are single issue voters so it is going to be crucial for Brown or Curry to pinpoint issues and gain credibility for more votes.