Jacksonville, Florida, The Wall Street Journal discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal


With the presidential election. In the rear view, both sides are already gearing up for the next political battle, especially in cities such as Jacksonville. This morning's Gordon deal has the story for speaking with Ari on Campo Flores, reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His species called in Florida. Many changes turn Jacksonville into political battleground. All right, this is a cool, deep dive here on on what has happened kind of set the scene for Jacksonville and Duval County. So Jacksonville is that it is actually the largest city geographically in the country on the largest population in Florida, up near the Florida Georgia line. And it's an area that you know has long been a Republican stronghold. It's an area that's cut up has had several Navy bases, you know, heavy military influence. It's culturally part of the South. And so it's long been a place that Republicans could count on to rack up some margin. But that has been changing in recent years and we've seen that shift happened gradually over. The most recent election cycles where it became the GOP margin became narrower and narrower than in 2000 and 18 in the gubernatorial race in Florida. Andra Gillum, Wanda County, even though he lost the state that was a big deal that hadn't happened in decades. And then this time around is a county went for Joe Biden again, even though by it and lost the state, But it just shows that there's been a significant Change a driven in large part by demographics and migratory patterns, but also the organizing efforts by the parties on the ground because this is now become a real true battleground in the state of Florida. All right, so get into those finer points. Then what changed with the demographics? This is an area that has long had certain industries like the insurance industry has long been around. There's been some there's some railroad, obviously the military so but over the years they they really built out some of these sectors. More significantly. So if we have growing, you know, finance sector is growing tech healthcare sector they have. Ah, you know, they're one of the of the few. Cities around the country that has a male clinic. Very prestigious health health institution They have, you know, George Bank has a significant office. There. There are there's a new There's a financial technology company that's building a new headquarters there. So that has Increasingly grown, and it's drawing more educated professional of some cases, you know, young, professional job seekers who were coming in to take these positions and settling in and they're coming from different parts. Of the country often times of areas that are changed blue. And so that has been one demographic trend that is that has played a role in this competition in flux. Of younger professionals, college educated, higher income white collar workers that we know are are increasingly associated with Democrats. The other thing that's happened is That there has been a out migration over time. More conservative, right? More affluent to have moved to neighboring suburbs that are have become very, very red and you know, and so there's been this kind of redistribution is well. Of the population. So those are kind of the major demographic changes that the area's undergone this morning scored in deal with Arian Campo Flores of the Wall Street Journal. It's 14 minutes before the hour coming up technology that worked and technology that didn't work.

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