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Jacksonville Mayor-elect Donna Deegan joins Jen Psaki to discuss her upset win over DeSantis-backed GOP candidate and the future of Florida politics

  Donna Deegan, former TV anchor and breast cancer charity organizer, won an upset victory Tuesday to become the mayor of   Jacksonville, Florida.   Deegan, a Democrat, was confirmed as mayor-elect after beating Gov. Ron DeSantis-backed Republican rival Daniel Davis. "Love won tonight, and we made history. We have a new day in Jacksonville because people chose unity over division – creating a broad coalition of people across the political spectrum that want a unified city," Deegan wrote on social media following her victory. She will replace incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry, a Republican, who is in his final term. "Together, we will bring change for good to Jacksonville by making good on the decades-long broken promises on infrastructure, building an economy that works for everyone and improving access to health care," Deegan said. She added, "We will break down the wall between City Hall and bring all the people in to create a city that works for everyone." De