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Miami's Kubs Lalchandani files as a Democrat for HD 113.

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Kubs Lalchandani keeps up money lead over HD 113 opponents

Democrat Kubs Lalchandani still leads the field in fundraising in the race for House District 113.

Lalchandani brought in more than $10,000 in May, crossing the $100,000 mark for money raised so far this campaign. He has more than $70,000 of that remaining.

Lalchandani is one of four candidates running to replace state Rep. David Richardson in HD 113. Richardson is currently competing for the Democratic nomination in Florida’s 27th Congressional District.

Lalchandani graduated from Cornell Law School before clerking under U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz. He then entered private practice, eventually opening his own law firm.

Not surprisingly, many of the May donations to Lalchandani came from various attorneys and law firms. He also received $1,000 from a local Teamsters union.

Two other Democrats are competing with Lalchandani for the HD 113 nomination. Deede Weithorn has not yet filed fundraising information for May. As of April, she had raised more than $65,000, with just over $28,000 still on hand.

A third Democrat, Michael Grieco, has not declared any fundraising totals since registering as a candidate in May. Neither has Jonathan Parker, the only Republican to file in the HD 113 race.

HD 113 covers North Bay Village and Miami Beach.

Richardson easily won his previous three elections. He defeated his Republican opponent 65-35 percent in 2016 and was unopposed in the general election in both 2014 and 2012.

That’s good news for the winner of the 2018 Democratic primary, which will be held Aug. 28. The general election is set for Nov. 6.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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