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NEWS JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY HOSTS REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY EVENTS FOR GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION In August of 2018, the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute and WJXT Channel 4 co-hosted a televised Republican Debate and a Democratic Town Hall Forum for the Florida gubernatorial primary races in the University's Terry Concert Hall. The first event featured the Republican Gubernatorial Debate between Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. The Republican Primary Debate was followed by a Democratic Town Hall Forum with candidates Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee; Gwen Graham, former Congresswoman for Florida’s 2nd congressional district; Chris King, Winter Park businessman; Philip Levine, former Mayor of Miami Beach; and Jeff Greene, real estate entrepreneur. NEWS