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​More money: ​Alvin Brown closes​ fundraising ​gap with Al Lawson

It appears there is a money race in the Democratic primary in Florida’s 5th Congressional District.

According to a press release from Alvin Brown, the former Jacksonville mayor enjoyed a two-to-one fundraising advantage during the first quarter of 2018.

And that means that Brown has pulled close to incumbent U.S. Rep. Al Lawson in terms of cash on hand.

For the quarter, Brown brought in $167, 088, while Lawson hauled in$83,866.

Lawson had $100,000 cash on hand at the end of 2017, before Brown got in the race. Now Lawson has just under $160,000 and Brown has just over $127,000.

Brown is “humbled by the widespread grassroots support for our people-powered campaign, which will allow us to connect with voters across the 5th District. Floridians have proven they are ready for new leadership as Washington politicians continue to care more about self-preservation than fighting for the people back home.”

Expect updates as reports surface on the Federal Elections Commission website Monday, with details as to donors for each candidate.

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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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