In Jax’s HD 17, former Lenny Curry policy aide takes on his political machine

The Republican Primary in Jacksonville’s House District 17 may see Jessica Baker on the ballot, but for many stakeholders, the vote is a referendum on her husband, Tim Baker, the political consultant central to the rise of incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry.

Robin Lumb, the city’s recently retired policy adviser, is the latest example. Lumb is going to run the campaign of Christina Meredith, who is well behind Mrs. Baker in terms of fundraising and endorsements.

“I’ve been a conservative activist in the Republican Party for more almost two decades,” said Lumb. “Christina Meredith is one of the best candidates I’ve ever had the privilege

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