Jacksonville City Councilman Terrance Freeman; Historic spending in Washington, D.C.
On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” Terrance Freeman, the new vice president of the Jacksonville City Council, joins us as he prepares for his new role. We talk about development, crime and a literacy program he’s passionate about. And Democrats and Republicans are facing off in Washington, D.C., on important issues that impact you -- much of it centering around historic spending. U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack shares her views. We also hear from News4Jax political analyst Rick Mullaney for his perspective.
US Rep. Kat Cammack; school choice, J&J vaccine
On this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville,” U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack weighs in on what’s happening on the southern border. We’re also digging into why some parents can’t say enough about school choice and where the issue stands on its way through the Florida Legislature. Plus, Dr. Sunil Joshi talks about the COVID-19 vaccine and what happened with Johnson & Johnson's.
North Florida congresswoman blames Biden administration for influx of immigrants at southern border
Rep. Kat Cammack recently took two trips to the southern border and she describes what she saw there as an ongoing crisis sparked by the decisions made by President Joe Biden during the first months of his administration.
Clay County Democrats celebrate inauguration with watch party
ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Clay County Democrats held a watch party Wednesday to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “It’s hard here in Clay County, a red county, to have your voice be heard, and my voice was heard here,” DiGiovanni said. She also said part of their goal is to get 5,000 new Democrats to register this year in Clay County. Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration today. News4Jax also reached out to the GOP chair in Clay County but had not received a response as of Wednesday evening.
Capitol riot aftermath; impeachment of President Trump; Inauguration Day safety
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rick Mullaney of Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack and former U.S. Rep. David Jolly join this edition of “This Week in Jacksonville” to talk about their experiences during the riot at the Capitol. They also discuss their views on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, including how they voted and why, and look ahead to the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Which Florida, Georgia lawmakers voted to overturn Biden’s electors?
Lawmakers were resolved to complete their constitutional duty despite frayed nerves, high tensions and the nation’s capital on alert. The only other challenge was to the Pennsylvania electors, but that was also debated and denied. Florida Sen. Rick Scott was one of only eight in the nation who voted to sustain one or both objections. Florida’s senior senator, Marco Rubio, voted with the majority to accept the Electoral College vote and called on Trump to do more to help restore order. In the House, 12 Florida congressmen and six from Georgia voted to object to either the Arizona or Pennsylvania slate of Biden electors.
Local lawmakers react to shocking Capitol seige
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida and Georgia’s lawmakers sounded off, following Wednesday afternoon’s siege on Capitol Hill by President Trump’s supporters. Senator Marco Rubio tweet in opposition of the violent protest, saying:There is nothing patriotic about what is occurring on Capitol Hill. — Rep. John Rutherford (@RepRutherfordFL) January 6, 2021News4Jax spoke with Congressman Rutherford last night before the certification proceedings resumed. he said despite the violent events that took place on Capitol Hill, he still planned to object to President-elect Joe Biden’s certification. Senator Loeffler was defeated in one of two historic Senate runoff races on January 5th.
Local lawmakers who objected to Electoral College certification denounce Washington violence
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Local lawmakers who objected to the Electoral College certification process denounced the violent protesters that swarmed the Capitol on Wednesday in protest of President-elect Joe Biden. U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, the former sheriff of Jacksonville, came out strongly against the actions of protesters supporting President Donald Trump. “Please pray for our law enforcement and for peace,” Cammack tweeted. Pray for our law enforcement as they secure the area and keep us safe. As pro-Trump protests raged in Washington, about 50 protesters also took to the state Capitol grounds in Tallahassee.
Cammack wins open US House seat; Lawson cruises to 3rd term
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – 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 and breast cancer survivor who has become an advocate and fundraiser for cancer research. District 7: Florida Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy has been reelected to a third term, defeating Republican challenger Leo Valentin. District 26: Republican Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has won a Florida seat in the U.S. House, defeating a single-term Democrat. District 27: Republican Maria Elvira Salazar has defeated Democrat Donna Shalala for a U.S. House seat in Florida.
Florida’s 3rd Congressional District
How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot? I am the only candidate with the experience necessary to hit the ground running in DC. I would like to be remembered for being a true representative of the people of Florida's third congressional district. I believe that I am uniquely suited to help voters because of my capacity to empathize with constituents. Like all districts, Florida’s 3rd Congressional District is deserving of a representative in office that will speak and act for the best interests of the majority of its people.
A million more Floridians voted by mail in Tuesday primaries
Cammack won in a Republican field of 10 candidates in the firmly Republican district that runs from Ocala to just south of Jacksonville. In Broward County, Sheriff Gregory Tony claimed victory in the Democratic primary over his predecessor, who was fired after the Parkland massacre. In a Palm Beach County congressional district, far right conservative Laura Loomer won the Republican primary to face Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. As of June 30, Florida had nearly 4.9 million active Republican voters and more than 5.1 million active Democratic voters. The state has nearly 3.8 million voters who either are not registered with a party or are registered with a minor party.
Kat Cammack wins 10-candidate primary for Congress; Rutherford, Lawson survive challenges
Cammack’s 25% of the vote propels her into the general election to face Democrat Adam Christensen, who narrowly prevailed in his three-way primary. “I am so honored to have earned the trust and support of the voters,” Cammack said in a statement Tuesday night. He will face Republican Gary Adler, who won that primary, in November. In District 6, which includes southern St. Johns and all of Flagler and Volusia counties, Clint Curtis narrowly won a Democratic primary. He will face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Daytona, who drew no primary opponent.