Congresswoman Corrine Brown

Brown Fights Lawson, Prosecutors In Re-Election Bid

Aug 24, 2016
Brown at lectern
Office of Corrine Brown

She has a way of leaning into a question --- literally and sometimes figuratively --- that can make a press conference with Congresswoman Corrine Brown resemble a form of combat. And on a recent night, going back and forth with a reporter after a debate with her two primary opponents, Brown finally had it with a series of questions about a criminal indictment that threatens her decades-long political career.

"Are you a pedophile?" she demanded of the reporter. "No."

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Longtime Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown is facing federal fraud and conspiracy charges related to her involvement with an educational charity. But Friday, supporters rallied to her defense outside the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, and some say the charges may not hurt her too much as she runs for re-election.

A federal grand jury has concluded its proceedings, including an investigation of Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Florida). News4Jax also learned federal prosecutors could announce a decision as early as Friday.

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A new poll of likely voters in Congressional District 5 shows Congresswoman Corrine Brown has a slight edge in a very close race.

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown is far out-raising her opponent former State Senator Al Lawson, in the Democratic race for Congressional District 5. But a local party leader says money isn’t everything.

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown announces her federal lawsuit to block new district maps.
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A new poll of North Florida’s Fifth Congressional District shows Jacksonville-based Congresswoman Corrine Brown with a five-point lead over her challenger, former state Senator Al Lawson.

Jefferson County's map drafter Kurt Spitzer answering questions about one of the draft maps.
Nick Evans

Embattled Democratic Congresswoman Corinne Brown is holding her breath that a panel of federal judges will agree to throw out the newest iteration of Florida’s congressional map.  Recent rulings may not be helping her cause.

Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)
Nick Evans

Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown is facing a House Ethics investigation, as well as a Department of Justice probe.  Federal officials haven’t made details public, but the director of a charity connected with Brown recently pleaded guilty to fraud.

DNC Member Jon Ausman's proposed map puts Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Corrine Brown in the same district, but keeps Leon County intact.
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The crowd of potential candidates for the Florida's 5th Congressional District in the panhandle is getting bigger.  But current representative Corrine Brown says se's staying put and plans to continue her legal opposition to the redesigned District Five.

Former Sen. Al Lawson mulls challenge to Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
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Congresswoman Corrine Brown is planning to move out of a redrawn Congressional District Five, and former state Senator Al Lawson is looking to move in.

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is sending mixed messages about whether he’ll make a run for Congress. According to Gillum’s advisors, the mayor now says he’s weighing his options.

Former Sen. Al Lawson mulls challenge to Congresswoman Corrine Brown.
Sascha Cordner / WFSU News

Former North Florida Senator Al Lawson is considering a third Congressional bid. A proposed map of the Fifth Congressional district—which encompasses Jacksonville and parts of Leon County-- could give Lawson an opening.

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown announces her federal lawsuit to block new district maps.
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A starting point for new Florida Congressional districts has been revealed and it’s setting off a firestorm among incumbents, and future candidates.  As state lawmakers prepare to draw the districts for a third time, the fourth lawsuit over the process has been launched.

DNC Member Jon Ausman's proposed map puts Congresswoman Gwen Graham and Corrine Brown in the same district, but keeps Leon County intact.
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The Florida legislature meets in two weeks to start drawing Congressional districts for the third time. The special session comes after the Florida Supreme Court declared eight districts unconstitutional due to gerrymandering. But a proposal by the plaintiffs in the suit to set the situation right—is causing heartburn to North Florida Republicans and Democrats.

Update: Crisafulli Rejects Congressional Request For Statewide Redistricting Hearings

Jul 17, 2015
The Florida House Chamber
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  Update 6:21 p.m.: The Associated Press reports Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli has turned down a request for statewide redistricting hearings by 15 members of Florida's Congressional delegation.