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Rep. Clay Yarborough, R-Jacksonville, listens during the House Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (Photo by Phil Sears)

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Clay Yarborough expands cash lead over Democratic challenger in HD 12

Rep. Clay Yarborough, a first-term Republican incumbent in Southside Jacksonville’s House District 12, put more distance between himself and Democratic challenger Tim Yost with May fundraising.

Yarborough brought in $5,400 off of eight contributions, including maximum $1,000 contributions from Chemours, Advance America, and Comcast

Yarborough has over $105,000 on hand, and no primary competition, as he prepares for a general election clash with Yost.

The Democrat brought in $410 in May from six cash contributors, pushing him over $3,600 cash on hand.

Yarborough, who has never lost a campaign for office, is well-positioned for November at this writing.

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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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