Freshmen Jacksonville-area Republican state Rep. Clay Yarborough continued to maintain a strong cash lead over his Democratic challenger as September ended.
Yarborough, running in Southside Jacksonville’s Republican-plurality House District 12, brought in $6,000 between Sept. 15 and 28.
Of that haul, $4,000 came from the biggest companies in Big Pharma: Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer and Astrazeneca all cut the Arlington Republican checks.
All told, he has raised $171,225 and has $103,918 of that on hand.
Yarborough faces Democrat Tim Yost, who raised $610 in the same period. All told, Yost has $11,225 on hand of the $17,558 he has raised.
Yarborough made news last week for becoming the regional head of the Yes on 3 campaign, designed to make expansions of casino gambling contingent on citizen referendums.