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Jason Fischer raises nearly $40K in one week for re-election

State Rep. Jason Fischer, first-term Republican representing Jacksonville’s Southside/Mandarin District 16, is kicking his campaign machine into high gear with the general election in sight — and that includes big fundraising and spending.

Between his campaign account and his Conservative Solutions for Jacksonville committee, Fischer raised $39,500 between Sept. 8 and 14.

The committee (which has just over $36,000 on hand) saw the most action, with $27,500 incoming (via Ed Burr and a $25,000 check), and $80,000 moved over to the delightfully opaque Citizens for a Conservative Future committee. Both committees are chaired by Eric Robinson (along with Making a Better Tomorrow, which also has moved money to this account).

It will be interesting to see how the money is deployed in the coming months.

Fischer’s campaign account brought in $12,000, with donations from recognizable names including PHRMA, AIF PAC, Cable Television PAC, Comcast PAC, and Duke Energy PAC.

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Fischer’s campaign account has a robust $120,000 on hand.

In comparison to Fischer’s $156,000 nest egg, Democrat Ken Organes is relatively cash-strapped.

Organes brought in just $2,496 between Sept. 8 and 14, and he has just over $30,000 on hand.

HD 16 has a strong GOP plurality: of its 120,186 registered voters, over 55,000 are Republican.

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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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