Jax mayoral photo finish!: Hogan 50%, Brown 50%
Yes, it's easy to overstate the significance of local races. But a Democrat practically tying a Republican for mayor of Jacksonville? That is a big, big deal that nobody would have remotely predicted a few months ago. Last time there was an open race for mayor of Florida's largest municipality, John Peyton beat Nat Glover by 16 percentage points.
Florida Times Union: It will likely be the weekend before Jacksonville learns who its next mayor will be. The razor-thin margin had Democrat Alvin Brown leading Republican Mike Hogan by 603 votes before 10:45 p.m. Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland said 1,000 absentee votes were still out, as were 1,000 provisionals.