Casualties of the Cosby Vortex

November 25, 2014 3:03 PM

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Last September, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown lived the dream of any up-and-coming politician from outside the Eastern Seaboard: A group of celebrities invited him to New York City explicitly to raise his profile and raise him a lot of money.

Fifty-two years old, handsome and coming seemingly out of nowhere (the mayorship was the first time he’d ever run for public office), Brown was a darling of those dreaming of a bipartisan, biracial future. He was a Democrat who had won in traditionally conservative Jacksonville, and he’d gone so far...

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