Why Duval Democrats May Retain Reggie Fullwood’s Seat Despite His Guilty Plea – Florida Politics
Why Duval Democrats may retain Reggie Fullwood’s seat despite his guilty plea – Florida Politics
When State Rep. Reggie Fullwood pleaded guilty to two felony counts in his wire fraud trial Thursday, there were some in Jacksonville who might have been surprised by the Democratic stalwart’s fate.
Clearly, those observers didn’t know Jacksonville.
Fullwood’s guilty plea was more notable for being in the midst of his re-election campaign than it was for having happened.
Because in Dirty Duval, there is precedent for politicians going down because they couldn’t keep their hands out of the till.
One solid example: Don Gaffney, a former councilman and state legislator in the 1980s.
Gaffney got …