Money race stays close in House District 15, but no contest in HD 12 - Florida Politics

Money race stays close in House District 15, but no contest in HD 12

The race to replace Rep. Jay Fant in House District 15 continues to be close in terms of cash on hand.

Tracye Polson issued a news release Monday detailing her resources.

“We will report today another $27,746 in January for my campaign. This is all in my campaign account and includes a $25,000 loan from me personally. This puts my combined total raised to $135,347 with over $91,000 COH,” Polson said.

The $25,000 loan dwarfs the $2,746 of hard money Polson raised in January off 46 contributions (many of which were as small as $1), bringing her to a total of $55,000 loaned to her campaign. Polson also brought in $2,600 to her political committee, Better Jacksonville, but $2,500 was from her campaign treasurer.

Polson’s $91,000 on hand keeps her close to Republican lawyer Wyman Duggan, whose long-rumored primary challenge has yet to manifest.

$5,350 of new money in January brought Duggan over $109,000 raised, with approximately $95,000 of that cash on hand.

The Duggan/Polson race continues to be close in terms of money raised, but by the same metric, another race with a Republican and a Democrat running in Jacksonville is a blowout.

January saw incumbent Republican Rep. Clay Yarborough raise $9,250, giving him $128,425 raised and pushing him over $107,000 cash on hand.

Yarborough faces Democrat Tim Yost, a political newcomer who has some ground to make up between now and November.

Yost’s $200 of January receipts pushed him up to $3,838 raised, with $1,950 of that cash on hand.

The other Northeast Florida incumbents — Cord Byrd in HD 11, Tracie Davis in HD 13, Kim Daniels in HD 14, Jason Fischer in HD 16, Cyndi Stevenson in HD 17, and Travis Cummings in HD 18 — all are running either unopposed or without major party opposition, and look on track to easily win elections in their districts, all of which have friendly maps.

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