9% turnout for early voting in Jacksonville elections, do you plan to vote?
Jacksonville voters have until Sunday, March 19, to cast their ballot at any one of the 20 early voting locations around Duval County. Election day is Tuesday, March 21. There is no early voting on the Monday before the election.
Crime, underserved neighborhoods, stadium renovations: Mayoral candidates wrangle issues important to Jacksonville voters
With less than two weeks until the mayoral election in Duval County, the seven candidates who will appear on the ballot met Wednesday for a News4JAX debate in partnership with JU’s Public Policy Institute, where they addressed questions aimed at bettering the future of the city.
LeAnna Cumber’s lawyer says Mayor Lenny Curry behind ‘manufactured controversy’ over JEA dealings
In 47 days, Jacksonville voters will go to the polls to elect a new mayor, and while there are seven candidates running for the spot, most of the attention lately has been on two Republicans — LeAnna Cumber and Daniel Davis.
Millions of dollars in play for campaigns for Jacksonville mayor, sheriff
With less than twelve months to go before Jacksonville voters go to the polls to choose their next mayor, sheriff and other city leaders, candidates for the top offices continue building their campaign war chests, with March fundraising numbers being reported this week.
UNF poll finds Jacksonville City Council candidates Howland, Polson in dead heat
A new poll released Thursday by the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida reveals new data from registered voters, and the results show the two candidates for the City Council At Large Group 3 seat neck-and-neck in the race.
Biden takes Duval, 1st time in decades county goes blue in presidential election
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the first time in decades, Duval County turned blue in a presidential election. The last time a Democratic candidate took Duval in a presidential election was President Jimmy Carter. With 100% of the precincts in Duval reporting, Biden took Duval with 250,942 votes. Among Duval County voters, Rutherford got 57.49% of the vote compared to Democratic challenger Donna Deegan, who received 42.40% of the vote. It’s also worth noting that during the gubernatorial race in 2018, Andrew Gillum carried Duval County with more than 51% of the votes cast.
John Rutherford wins another term in Congress
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Incumbent U.S. Rep. John Rutherford is the projected winner of Florida’s 4th Congressional District race. The former sheriff of Duval County won 61% of the vote over former TV anchor Donna Deegan’s 39% to seal the Republican’s third term in Congress. Florida 4th District: Donna Deegan vs. John Rutherford District includes Nassau and most of Duval and St. Johns counties. When Rutherford was first elected to Congress in 2016, he received 70% of the vote. Still #grateful pic.twitter.com/4g10E01xtM — Donna Deegan (@DonnaDeegan) November 4, 2020Rutherford said he’s looking forward to going back to Washington, D.C., and helping Americans get back to work.
Trump wins Florida; voters raise minimum wage to $15
— District 3: Republican Kat Cammack has won Florida’s U.S. House seat held by her former boss, retiring Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho. He defeated Democrat Donna Deegan, a former television news anchor who has worked to raise money for breast cancer research and to help patients. — District 15: Republican Scott Franklin has won Florida Rep. Ross Spano’s seat in the U.S. House. Deutch was first elected in 2010 and represents a firmly Democratic district that includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties. A supermajority of Florida voters approved the amendment to the Florida Constitution that will raise Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.56 an hour to $15 an hour by 2026.
Deegan makes late pitch to Jacksonville voters in race against Rutherford
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Donna Deegan, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and other Democrats held a rally Thursday to urge voters to head to the polls early. Deegan, who in a recent poll was trailing U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla. in the 4th Congressional District race, made a late pitch to voters on the fourth day of early voting in Florida. “It was clear after the debate the other night, that there are very big differences between myself and my opponent,” Deegan told News4Jax. As of Thursday afternoon, there have been nearly 90,000 registered Democrats in Duval County who have voted either by mail or at early voting sites. According to a UNF poll from earlier this month, 57% of registered voters asked indicated they would vote for Rutherford, and 38% said they would vote for Deegan.
Who’s right? Checking claims from the Donna Deegan, John Rutherford debate
Both promise coverage for pre-existing conditions. One which would amend the HIPAA law to make sure that pre-existing conditions are always covered. The other bill ... is actually a bill that should the ACA be struck down by the Supreme Court, that it would require that pre-existing conditions still be covered,” Rutherford said. It explodes costs and it puts a ceiling on what insurance companies are willing to pay," Deegan shot back. The rest are White,” Rutherford said.
REPLAY: Rutherford & Deegan square off in only televised debate
REPLAY: Rutherford & Deegan square off in only televised debatePublished: October 14, 2020, 9:45 pmWatch U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., and Donna Deegan square off in Jacksonville for the only televised debate in the 4th Congressional District race. Wednesday’s debate, hosted by News4JAX in partnership with Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute, will be moderated by Kent Justice.
Rutherford & Deegan square off in only televised debate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., and Democratic challenger Donna Deegan squared off Wednesday evening in the only televised debate in the 4th Congressional District race. During the debate, Deegan and Rutherford both touched on the coronavirus pandemic, health care, the economy and social justice. The individual income tax cuts expire in 2025. Deegan said she would support that plan, while Rutherford said absolutely not. People simply want racial justice.”Watch: Rutherford & Deegan ask each other a questionTo learn more about the candidates, visit News4Jax’s Voter’s Guide.
Rutherford, Deegan debate health care, social justice and Supreme Court
News4Jax, in partnership with Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute, hosted the debate, which was moderated by Kent Justice. During the debate, Deegan and Rutherford both touched on the coronavirus pandemic, health care, the economy and social justice. It is anything but affordable.”Supreme CourtThe debate comes on the same week as Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. The individual income tax cuts expire in 2025. People simply want racial justice.”Watch: Rutherford & Deegan ask each other a questionTo learn more about the candidates, visit News4Jax’s Voter’s Guide.
News4Jax hosting only televised debate between Rutherford & Deegan
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News4Jax, in partnership with Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute, will host the only televised debate between U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and challenger Donna Deegan in the 4th Congressional District race, which covers Nassau and parts of Duval and St. Johns counties. We’ve compiled biographies and questionnaire responses for both Rutherford and Deegan as part of our Voter’s Guide — check it out. We’ll carry the debate live on Channel 4 and it will be streamed live on News4Jax.com. News4Jax Political Anchor Kent Justice is the moderator for this debate. The candidates may have the chance to ask each other questions during this hour-long debate.
Thousands of runners hit the pavement for 13th annual Donna Marathon
It was a sea of pink at Jacksonville’s beaches on Sunday when thousands of runners hit the pavement for the 13th annual 26.2 with Donna, The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. “I’m really hyped.”Runners in the Donna Marathon cross the start line Sunday morning. (WJXT)Dating back to its inception in 2008, Donna Marathon Weekend has raised nearly $6 million in funding for The Donna Foundation, which has helped more than 13,000 families since the nonprofit organization was started in 2003 by three-time breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan. A runner in Sunday's Donna Marathon puts on a medal after crossing the finish line. (WJXT)The theme of the 2020 Donna Marathon Weekend is #TogetherWeWILL, aiming to inspire everyone through the power of working together.
Your guide to the 13th annual Donna Marathon
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The 13th annual Donna Marathon began Saturday with a variety of runs and events before the big Donna Foundation 26.2, the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, on Sunday. Donna Deegan, a breast cancer survivor, began a foundation in 2009 and uses the marathons to raise money for breast cancer research and care for breast cancer patients who need financial assistance to battle the disease. DONNA ultra-marathon athletes also begin their 110 miles to finish breast cancer, featuring a start and finish line sponsored by Black Knight. WHEN: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.WHERE: Beaches Town Center, 0 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FLSUNDAY26.2 with DONNA Marathon, DONNA Half Marathon, DONNA Half Marathon Relay presented by FIS, DONNA Booby Trap ChallengeThe main event of the DONNA Marathon Weekend now starts and finishes in the heart of Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach, and meanders through Jacksonville’s four beach communities. Please note: no public parking will be available at the 500 Atlantic Blvd parking area on Marathon Sunday.
Donna Deegan announces run for Congress
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former television news anchor and breast cancer awareness advocate Donna Deegan announced Thursday her campaign to challenge Republican incumbent John Rutherford in Florida's 4th Congressional District. Deegan told Florida Politics she had been "encouraged to run" for the seat that covers Nassau, St. Johns and a big chunk of Duval County. In 2008, Deegan created 26.2 with DONNA, The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, dedicated to breast cancer research and care. The race is a signature event of The DONNA Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance and support to families living with breast cancer and funds ground breaking breast cancer research, according to her website. Deegan said she knows she's running as a Democrat in a historically Republican district, but added she's not worried about that one bit.
Donna Deegan to challenge U.S. Rep. John Rutherford in 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former television news anchor and breast cancer awareness advocate Donna Deegan is expected on Thursday to announce plans to challenge John Rutherford for his seat as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district. Speculation that Deegan, a registered Democrat, would try her hand in politics is nothing new. Deegan told Florida Politics she had been "encouraged to run" for the seat that covers Nassau, St. Johns, and parts of Duval County. In 2008, Deegan created 26.2 with DONNA, The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer, dedicated to breast cancer research and care. The race is a signature event of The DONNA Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance and support to families living with breast cancer and funds ground breaking breast cancer research, according to her website.
Dig Pink mission still going strong for Bolles, Bishop Kenny
Bishop Kenny volleyball players celebrate a point during a Dig Pink match against Bolles on Tuesday night at BK. Awareness and support of breast cancer research was growing and the Bolles volleyball coach had a thought that she pitched to rival coach Suzanne Winkler at Bishop Kenny in 2008. Why not package arguably the area's best volleyball rivalry into a night to honor, remember and support breast cancer survivors? On a night awash in pink, the host Crusaders swept Bolles 25-16, 25-21, 25-15. Bush spent 31 seasons as Bolles' head coach, winning a state title in 1989.