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A.G. Gancarski has 224 articles published.

A.G. Gancarski has written a weekly column for Jacksonville’s Folio Weekly since 2003. His writings on politics, culture, and sport have appeared in the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and the American Conservative. His radio and TV appearances include frequent contributions to WJCT-FM (Jacksonville’s Public Radio station); additionally, he has been a guest on Huff Post Live and the Savage Nation radio show. Gancarski can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

Poll: Adam Putnam is front-runner in governor’s race

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It’s clear that Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been running a careful race for Florida governor. And Republican voters like what they are seeing, according to a new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

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Poll: John Morgan is leading Democratic field for Florida governor

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John Morgan — who has been flirting a political campaign — is leading the Democratic field in the Florida governor’s race. In a new poll of 263 likely Democratic voters by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Orlando-based trial lawyer has the support of 23 percent, a number putting him well ahead of former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, who is in second place at 15 percent.

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Florida lawmaker claims prophets saw Irma coming

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State Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat, may have had the most idiosyncratic reaction of any office holder to Hurricane Irma. She claimed that God revealed it to prophets, an unusual reaction by a state lawmaker to a natural disaster that the state and the nation will take years to recover from. Daniels posted to Facebook that “Chuck Pierce prophesied that a surge was coming to Fla in July (Open Heaven Conference in Tallahassee) He saw something coming up the middle…

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Major disaster declaration approved for Florida as Irma bears down

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has petitioned the White House for a major disaster declaration for Florida, and as Irma closed in on Florida’s West Coast Sunday it was granted. Governor Rick Scott said, “It’s clear that the entire country is standing with Florida as Hurricane Irma batters our state right now. I have heard from people all across the world that want to help and support Florida. It’s encouraging, and on behalf of all Floridians – we appreciate the support and…

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Jeb Bush: Donald Trump has ‘done well’ ahead of Irma

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing on MSNBC Friday afternoon, had some praise for President Donald Trump‘s handling of hurricane preparation. Bush, who saw eight storms during one two-year period in his tenure, noted that Irma is “bigger and meaner” than anything he dealt with before.

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‘Politically cynical’ disaster relief bill riles Marco Rubio

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The GOP controlled United States Senate passed a $15.25B relief bill for Hurricane Harvey relief on Thursday, lifting the debt ceiling in the process, and leading to strong words from a Florida Senator. Sen. Marco Rubio, who missed the vote as he is preparing for Hurricane Irma, takes issue with the “politically cynical” package, essentially the product of a deal between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats. “I consider the manner in which this measure was structured, linking emergency disaster relief for victims…

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Mia Jones backs Andrew Gillum for Governor

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum rolled out his most significant Jacksonville endorsement of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor Wednesday, in the form of former State Rep. Mia Jones. Jones called Gillum a “tireless public servant willing to take on the tough fights … just the kind of leader Floridians need now.”

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