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John Rutherford reports $136K left in bank for CD 4 primary

[Note: a previous version of this piece incorrectly claimed that Shoar issued to Bill McClure a warrant in 2015, regarding a dispute with a former business partner. Shoar did not issue a warrant, and cannot according to Florida law. We regret the error. Widely reported at the time, McClure did note at the time that the matter was a misunderstanding. The case was dismissed and restitution was made. McClure had used the wrong account to pay a bill.]

The pre-primary financial report from 4th Congressional District Republican John Rutherford shows the former Jacksonville Sheriff had $136,739 on hand through Aug. 10.

Since July 1, Rutherford raised $132,810 and spent $301,927.

Among Rutherford’s interesting contributors: the Geo Group, the private prison company, which gave $2,500.

Other notable donors: Shannon Miller (the Olympic gymnast of years gone by who married former Duval GOP Chair John Falconetti) and St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar donated as well.

To date, Rutherford is the only major candidate in the CD 4 race to file his pre-primary financial report.

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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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