Adam Putnam, Ashley Moody, Matt Caldwell Win Straw Poll By WBOB in Jacksonville
By Kevin Darby, Sunshine State News // April 15, 2018
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – Voters and candidates from across the Sunshine State gathered in Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon for a straw poll held by WBOB.
Ed Dean, a senior editor for Sunshine State News whose radio shows can be heard on WBOB every morning and across Florida every day, launched the straw poll while Kent Justice from News4Jax moderated it.
The event was held at the Salem Centre on the Southside of Jacksonville.
Several statewide candidates, including Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob White who leads the state Republican Liberty Caucus, Ashley Moody and state Rep. Frank White who are running for the Republican nod for attorney general and state Rep. Matt Caldwell, who is running in the Republican primary to be agriculture commissioner, spoke before the straw poll. So did candidates for federal offices including St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns who is running in the Republican primary in Congressional District 6 and businessman Scott Sturgill who is running for the Republican nomination in Congressional District 7.
Supporters for other candidates, including Republican gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, state Rep. Jay Fant who is running for the Republican nomination in the attorney general race and state Sen. Denise Grimsley and former state Rep. Baxter Troutman, who are both running in the Republican primary to be Florida’s next agricultural commissioner, were also out in full force.
Mark Zeigler, who is running for the Republican nomination in state House District 15, also attended the event. There were also numerous candidates for local offices in the area.
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