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    More and more Jacksonville Democrats are lining up to endorse first-time candidate Tracye Polson in House District 15. HD 15 is currently Rep. Jay Fant‘s seat, but he opted to leave it months back to run for state Attorney General. Polson — the cash leader in the race — hopes to turn the typically deep red seat blue. And Jacksonville Democrats back her, almost without exception. Three more endorsements — from Rep. Tracie Davis, Jacksonville City Council Member Garrett Dennis and former Rep. Mia Jones — dropped Tuesday.

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    In yet another sign that the House District 15 bid of Democratic nominee Tracye Polson is getting interest from well outside Jacksonville, the campaign touted on Tuesday an endorsement from a United States Senator. First-term Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen endorsed Polson in the race to succeed outgoing Rep. Jay Fant, citing first-hand knowledge of what the candidate brings to the table. “I have firsthand knowledge of Dr. Tracye Polson’s remarkable expertise and leadership having been a board member of an organization – where Tracye spent twelve years ending in the role of Executive Director – whose mission is focused on early childhood mental health and education. She is expert, caring and trustworthy,” Van Hollen asserted.

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    The Florida Education Association is the latest in the series of endorsements for the sole Democrat in the House District 15 race, Tracye Polson. In a statement from the Polson campaign Wednesday morning, the candidate said the FEA is “on the front lines, fighting for an equitable and fair education system,” and vowed to stand along side the 140,000 member group in the fight to “properly fund and improve our public education system.”

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    The race to succeed Rep. Jay Fant, a departing Jacksonville Republican who hopes to be commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation, continues apace. The sole Democrat in the contest continues to receive meaningful endorsements, while the trio of Republicans vying for the party’s nomination in August is just beginning to dialogue with voters. On the Democratic side, Tracye Polson scored the endorsement of the Florida AFL-CIO this week.

  • Sen. Audrey Gibson, leader-designate for Senate Democrats, endorsed fellow Jacksonville Democrat Tracye Polson in House District 15 Tuesday.