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Mayoral Campaign Underway: Hogan vs. Brown

9:24 AM, Mar 23, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The two big winners from Tuesday's mayoral election started the runoff campaign early this morning.

Republican Mike Hogan has spent this morning, according to his campaign, calling supporters.  He did not make any media appearances in the early morning hours.

Democrat Alvin Brown hit the trail early doing media interviews, with plans to thank supporters during an appearance on the Northside.  

Hogan, considered the frontrunner in the crowded field of mayoral candidates, captured 34 percent of the vote, with Brown getting 24 percent in the race that had six candidates and four write-ins.

"Our message is going to stay the same; we are about lowering taxes, we are about cutting wasteful spending and we are about putting trust back into government," said Hogan.

Brown said he is offering voters a vision of building a better Jacksonville together.

He said he doesn't believe this is the right time to raise taxes or fees.  He said his campaign is about jobs.

"I want to be the mayor for everyone, "said Brown.

Brown and Hogan will square off in the May 17 election.  Several city council races, along with the Property Appraiser's race, will also appear on the ballot. 

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