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.
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.