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Wyman Duggan gets the Marion Hammer seal of approval

Jacksonville attorney Wyman Duggan, the best funded of the three Republicans looking to succeed Rep. Jay Fant in HD 15, snagged the endorsement of the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund and the United Sportsmen of Florida Thursday.

Duggan, deemed “pro-gun” by the USF and given an “A” rating by the NRA-PVF, was lauded by USF executive director Marion Hammer for his “strong support of Second Amendment, self-defense, and anti-crime issues.”

Duggan, the most heavily endorsed Republican in the race, brought in $13,800 to his campaign account in June (pushing the total near $121,000 on hand), driven by establishment support from J.B. CoxwellW.W. Gay, and CSX Transportation.

Running behind Duggan: the two other Republicans in the race.

Yacht broker Mark Zeigler brought in $5,325, pushing the first-time candidate over $33,000 on hand. And Joseph Hogan, whose $1,500 in the first three weeks of June pushed his total over $8,000,

The winner of this primary will face Democrat Tracye Polson, who is still, at least for now, the cash-on-hand leader, with roughly $129,000 on hand through June 22.

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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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