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Lawson Has Double-Digit Lead in Florida’s 5th District, Poll Finds
With days to primary, incumbent Democrat in comfortable spot

Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has a commanding lead over his District 5 primary challenger, a new poll shows. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

With just four days left until the Florida primaries, incumbent Rep. Al Lawson controls a double-digit lead over his Democratic challenger, according to a University of North Florida poll. 

The poll of likely voters in Florida’s 5th District, released Thursday, is the latest sign of Lawson’s dominance over former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, who has attempted to build momentum with backing from progressive groups and religious leaders.