| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:33 PM
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In a head-to-head race, incumbent Mayor Teresa Jacobs leads Val Demings by 48 percent to 33 percent, with the rest of the likely voters undecided, according to a recent Orange County poll.
The Republican Jacobs, Democrat Charlie...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Emily's List announced today that the national pro-choice political group would back Val Demings for Orange County mayor this fall, marking another notable outside group stepping in to help unseat incumbent Teresa Jacobs.
The entrance of Emily's List is...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Former House Speaker-designate Chris Dorworth wants another Republican -- possibly fellow former lawmaker Steve Precourt -- to take on Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs in her fall re-election race.
Failing that, the lawmaker-turned lobbyist said he...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Val Demings collected $120,000 in her first fund-raising sprint to try and topple incumbent Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.
The first three-week haul included checks from more than 200 donors and a $50,000 donation from the Florida Democratic Party,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Orange County mayoral candidates Val Demings and Teresa Jacobs are staying largely out of the fight on whether historic Tinker Field should be demolished to make way for Citrus Bowl upgrades.
Some critics have stepped up to stop the destruction of the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' campaign team blasted her opponent Val Demings for taking $50,000 from the state Democratic Party, saying it injected "a high level of partisan politics" into the race.
Earlier in the day Demings announced she had...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:53 AM
News 13 anchor Ybeth Bruzual will be on two weekend public-affairs programs this weekend: Her own and one on PBS station WUCF. Her show, "Political Connections," could have the weekend's most controversial guest.
Bruzual talks to political analysts...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:56 AM
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Orange County mayoral candidate Val Demings said Wednesday that she will back a half-penny sales tax campaign this fall to help build and renovate schools.
Incumbent Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who Demings is expected to face on the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:24 PM
A new branding campaign for the Orlando-area market was formally rolled out as part of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' economic summit today.
The new slogan, "Orlando. You don't know the half of it," has been part of a larger push to focus an...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Interior designer Ted Maines and his partner Jeff Miller are hosting the first major fundraiser for Orange County mayoral candidate Val Demings next week.
Demings is taking on well-funded incumbent Mayor Teresa Jacobs in the fall.
Maines said he's...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs says her campaign opponent Val Demings "struggles with facts" and makes "incorrect" claims about her budget record as the former police chief of Orlando.
In launching her campaign last week, Demings said she "cut...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Former Orlando police Chief Val Demings will formally launch her run for Orange County mayor today at Lake Eola Park, beginning the daunting challenge of trying to unseat the well-funded incumbent Teresa Jacobs.
Demings is expected to be flanked by...