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Alvin Brown, Jacksonville Mayor, Won't Support Obama

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown said he won't help President Barack Obama campaign in Florida.
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown said he won't help President Barack Obama campaign in Florida.

A Democratic mayor in the crucial swing state of Florida has no intention of helping President Barack Obama win re-election -- and he may not vote for him in November, either.

Citing a campaign promise not to get involved in partisan politics, Alvin Brown, the mayor of Jacksonville, told the Tampa Bay Times he wasn't going to support Mitt Romney, but he wasn't going to say who he would vote for, either.

"I'm not going to get involved in presidential politics. I'm not getting involved in any campaigns,'' he said, adding "I ran a bipartisan campaign, I have a bipartisan administration with Republicans and Democrats. I made a promise I would focus on governing, not politics."

Jacksonville has been a Republican stronghold for the last 20 years, and Brown won a surprising election in 2011 with an eight-tenths-of-a-percent margin of victory.

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