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Melissa Nelson political committee rakes in $89K in one week

“First Coast Values,” the political committee for 4th Circuit State Attorney candidate Melissa Nelson, raked in $89,000 in its most recent week of fundraising, from July 16 to July 22.

The money came from five donors, with three of them — former Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver, charter school magnate Gary Chartrand, and John Baker — giving $25,000 each.

Nelson’s committee has raised $630,800 thus far, and has $240,000 of that on hand.

In hard money through her account’s last report, going through July 8, Nelson had another $275,000 on hand, giving her operation over half a million dollars as it seeks to stretch the candidate’s 27-point lead over incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey.

Corey’s PAC, “Citizens for Justice,” has just under $58,000 on hand through July 22. Corey has an additional $83,000 in hard money, as of the July 8 filing.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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