presidential campaign is floundering due to his alienating personality and litany of missteps. And now, we’re maybe starting to see the proof on the ground.
On Tuesday, Jacksonville elected a Democratic mayor for only the second time since 1995. Former TV news anchor Donna Deegan defeated Daniel Davis, a hard-right Republican with DeSantis’ endorsement.
That’s big news on its own: Jacksonville was the largest city with a GOP mayor (No. 11). That distinction now goes to Fort Worth, which is No.
12. (Colorado Springs, previously the sixth-largest city with a Republican mayor, also elected a Democrat Tuesday night). But the news of Jacksonville going blue is even more significant once you consider the city’s political structure.