Friday the 13th was an unlucky day indeed for former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.

His Q2 fundraising was $165,000, a modest number compared to many Democratic campaigns, and a seeming letdown given Brown’s active courtship of Jacksonville money.

As well, Brown, running for the Democratic nomination in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, only had to walk a few blocks from his own campaign headquarters to see House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorse the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson.

Lawson, who vowed to retire Alvin Brown just days after Brown got in the race, seemingly intended with the staging of this endorsement (and a subsequent fundraiser) to send a message to the former Jacksonville Mayor.

In contrast to the fiery rhetoric the incumbent put forth when Brown got in the race, the event and press avail Friday had little of that.

It didn’t need it.

The remarks from both, delivered in a crowded, hot room in Lawson’s Northside campaign headquarters, were words of mutual admiration.

The only acknowledgement of a competitive primary came from Pelosi: “I want [Lawson] to win his race. I know it’s Blue [against] Blue.”

Remarks in the media availability, exclusive to Florida

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