GOP Faces Major Upset as Democrat Flips Seat in Largest Republican-Controlled City

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Reports of the Democratic Party’s demise in Florida might be premature.

Democrat Donna Deegan secured an upset victory over Republican Daniel Davis on Tuesday in Jacksonville’s mayoral election.

Deegan triumphed in a closely contested and high-dollar city election, according to The Florida Times-Union.

The local television anchor declared victory with more than 52 percent of the vote in the election’s runoff phase.

Deegan cited crossover votes from Republicans and independents as instrumental to her victory, according to the Times-Union.

“When we were out the last several weeks, I mean, I can’t tell you how many people from across the political spectrum reached out to me and said, ‘We want you to know, I’ve never voted for a Democrat before. I’m going to vote for you,’” she said.

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