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Donald Trump campaign abandons plans for rally Sunday in Jacksonville

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The Donald Trump road show will go on Sunday… but not in Jacksonville, as plans for a Cecil Field rally appear to have been abandoned.

Trump, whose rallies have an energy not seen in these parts since the era of George Wallace, will make one Florida stop in Boca Raton Sunday, with his earlier stops that day in Illinois and Ohio, where his polls are within the MOE of Ted Cruz and John Kasich respectively.

Sources familiar with the thinking of the Trump campaign believe that there is little chance for Marco Rubio to close the Florida polling gap in the coming days. Rubio’s new rhetorical tactic, a forthright attack on the breakdown of civility at Trump rallies, will likely be the last evolution of the Rubio persona ahead of the Florida Primary on Tuesday.

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

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