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Heading into thick of campaign season, Jason Fischer raises big money in May

Rep. Jason Fischer, a first-term Republican from Southside Jacksonville’s House District 16, had his best fundraising month of 2018 in July, as a general election challenge looms.

Fischer brought in $26,000 to his Conservative Solutions for Jacksonville political committee (bringing it to $60,000 cash on hand). And he added $11,500 to his campaign account (bringing it over $88,000 on hand).

Among committee donors: Summit Construction, Florida Blue, and JAX BIZ (the political action committee of the Chamber of Commerce).

Among campaign account donors: Disney and various subsidiaries; Comcast and NBC Universal; Nocatee Development Company; and “Building a Better Economy,” the Jax Chamber’s political action committee.

Fischer’s Democratic opponent, Ken Organes, brought in $8.228 in May, his second month in the race. Organes’ haul was from small donors, and included $3,000 of the candidate’s own money.

Organes has just over $16,000 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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