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JAXBIZ endorsed Wyman Duggan at a pivotal time, with challenges emerging and money drying up.

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Jacksonville Chamber’s ‘JAXBIZ’ committee endorses Wyman Duggan in HD 15

On Tuesday, JAXBIZ (the political arm of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce) endorsed Wyman Duggan in House District 15.

“Wyman is an experienced, conservative leader who can make an immediate impact for our community in Tallahassee,” JAXBIZ Chair Dane Grey said. “Wyman understands the importance of growing jobs for hard-working families and attracting investment in our community.”

Duggan faces two Republican opponents in the primary and a lull on the fundraising front. For the second straight month in March, he raised just over $2,000; he has just over $95,000 cash on hand.

Duggan, a land-use attorney with deep connections in Jacksonville, has amassed a phalanx of endorsements since entering the race to succeed Rep. Jay Fant, and the JAXBIZ endorsement confirms his position as the choice of Jacksonville’s political and business establishment.

Jacksonville City Councilmen Danny BectonMatt SchellenbergGreg AndersonAaron BowmanScott WilsonDoyle CarterJim Love and Sam Newby are on board.

So are former Councilmen Jim Overton and Kevin Hyde. And Rep. John Rutherford, state Sens. Rob Bradley and Aaron Bean, state Rep. Jason Fischer, Duval Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell, Duval Tax Collector Michael Corrigan also back Duggan.

Duggan, whose campaign is run by Mayor Lenny Curry‘s political advisor Tim Baker, is comfortably ahead of Republican opponents Mark Zeigler (less than $12,000 on hand) and Joseph Hogan (who has yet to report raising any money).

However, Democrat Tracye Polson, the sole Democrat running to replace the Attorney General hopeful, reports a combined March fundraising total of $30,821.00. She’s raised $174,103 between her campaign and political committee accounts, with $113,635 on hand.

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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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