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Corrine Brown chief of staff’s hearing on his legal counsel pushed back to Sept. 7

Whether it’s the tropical weather or the fact that his boss and co-defendant is slated to have a hearing on her own situation with counsel, the hearing scheduled for Elias “Ronnie” Simmons (chief of staff for Rep. Corrine Brown) has been pushed back from Thursday to Sept. 7.

Brown’s hearing, regarding her own lack of counsel and plans to resolve that, was scheduled already for Sept. 7 at 3 p.m.

As of Thursday morning, the two hearings are not expected to be combined into one, which creates a “doubleheader” of sorts for watchers of this case.

Simmons’ lawyer had represented a grand jury witness in another action, precluding his ability to cross-examine. Meanwhile, Brown’s latest attorney — Mark NeJame — left the case last month, after filing a motion to withdraw alleging hostile and unproductive communication.

NeJame then muddied the narrative by talking about the difficulties of representing friends at and after the hearing, likening the dissolution of legal ties to an amicable breakup.

Brown and Simmons face 24 federal counts related to the allegedly fraudulent One Door for Education charity, including charges related to mail fraud, wire fraud, failure to disclose income, false donations to charity, and failure to report monies on tax returns.

Brown faces a possible 357 years in prison and $4.8 million fine if all counts are found valid.

For Simmons, it would be as many as 355 years and $4.75 million, if guilty of all counts.

The estimated restitution for Brown would be $833,000 — plus $63,000 in taxes — roughly $897,000. For Simmons, the number would be over $1.2 million.

With Tuesday’s loss in the Democratic primary, Rep. Brown and Simmons will have more time to focus on mounting a defense.

A rundown of the winners and losers from northeast Florida’s primary elections

The northeast Florida primaries have been in the books for almost 24 hours at this writing. A review of the winners — and the losers — goes beyond the election returns to look at what happened to create these outcomes that will, in historical retrospect, seem inevitable.

Winners

Lenny Curry — The chattering classes told him he couldn’t get County Referendum 1 through without making promises to police and fire unions, the African-American community in Northwest Jax, or the beaches. He proved them wrong. Curry — the former party boss — was able to party like a boss Tuesday night, after a resounding 65 to 35 victory authorized extension of the Better Jacksonville Plan tax (with a healthier margin than John Delaney could ever have imagined back in the day). That victory was a result of coalition building: Council Democrats and elder statesmen from the opposing party (including former Sheriff Nat Glover) helped make the pitch. The poll numbers got better for the referendum, and even a seeming misplay like hosting the Donald Trump rally didn’t even hurt Curry … in fact, it reassured Republicans that even though it’s One City, One Jacksonville, the mayor is still a capital-R Republican.

Cindy Graves — Graves was made Duval GOP chair to right the ship after the underwhelming Lake Ray era — and she did just that. Graves is exceedingly comfortable with the Trumpian GOP, and just as comfortable with John Rutherford as the CD 4 Congressman for as long as he wants it. Worth watching: how much face time The Donald gets in Duval in September and October.

Susie Wiles — The BIG winner of Election Night? She was integral in the “Yes for Jax” push. She was also integral in helping to introduce Al Lawson to Jacksonville media. Lawson, who couldn’t buy a Democratic endorsement in the 904, got 20 percent in Duval … in part because of a strong TV ad, but also in part because Wiles crossed party lines to help out a friend to her firm, Ballard Partners. Wiles won’t be around as much for the next little while: she’s moving on to an expanded role in the Trump campaign, helping with “battleground communications.” The smartest political operative in Jacksonville history?

Kim Daniels — The demon buster goes to Tallahassee! Daniels won the Democratic primary in House District 14 over a better-funded candidate, Leslie Jean-Bart, who had commercial radio spots and the endorsement of the incumbent. Daniels, who wasn’t exactly a legislative whirlwind on the Jacksonville City Council during her single four-year term, found a way to connect with the people in her district, which made all the difference.

Bert Ralston — The political consultant for Clay Yarborough kept his candidate’s uniform clean in a competitive HD 11 race, in which Yarborough (a former Councilman) faced off against another former Councilman Don Redman, as well as former state legislator Stan Jordan and City Council assistant Terrance Freeman. Despite a big push of outside money against him, Yarborough’s combination of ground game and name identification won him the race. No big surprise; just fundamentals.

Reggie Fullwood — He had considered not running for re-election once 14 indictments dropped on April 15. But he did it anyway, even though he had three primary challengers. He managed to take the focus of the race away from those legal issues and put it on his strength, constituent service. Fullwood, with six years in Tallahassee, preceded by eight on the Jacksonville City Council, believes he can get the federal charges thrown out. Time will tell on that one; his motion to dismiss, filed Aug. 19, still has not been acted upon.

Brian Hughes and Tim Baker — The most polarizing consultants to ever work Northeast Florida? You bet. Just as people clucked at and criticized their ability to go in on Alvin Brown when Lenny Curry beat him for mayor, they issued the same criticisms of how Hughes/Baker sold County Referendum 1 and attacked Angela Corey. Who’s laughing now? They got the referendum — which most observers thought wouldn’t pass — approved by 30 points. And Corey went down to Melissa Nelson by almost 40. It’s called Data Targeting for a reason; they are able to target messages to audiences, time and again, that are receptive to them. The referendum was sold not by targeting super voters, but by engaging medium-propensity voters who had skin in the game of living in Jacksonville. Often misunderstood by the media and more timid political types, these guys understand better than anyone — including the people paying the bills — how to sell a political message in Northeast Florida. Their marketing for the tax extension referendum will be studied by operatives in other cities who are attempting to sell similar proposals. Notable also: they were behind John Rutherford doubling Hans Tanzler‘s vote total with half the money Tanzler had. And they also ended the political career of Dick Kravitz, who lost to their candidate in HD 16 despite coming into the race with vastly superior name identification.

Losers

Polarizing incumbents — It doesn’t help, it turns out, to run for re-election in a redrawn district with 22 federal counts hanging over your head, and then compare that indictment to verbal charges of sexual deviancy among reporters. It also doesn’t help, it turns out, to run for re-election after a grand jury recommends that you leave office, saying that the voters will decide. And it doesn’t help, it also turns out, to become the walking emblem of how “tough on crime” policies go horribly wrong. Rep. Corrine Brown, Public Defender Matt Shirk, and State Attorney Angela Corey can speak to that. The latter can also speak to how even Republican primary voters can see the closing of primaries as bad faith, especially when it’s done in the most flagrant way possible. Brinkmann v. Francois may be sound legal precedent; but for voters who like to believe that in the process of democracy, it’s a bad look for a candidate who faced trust issues from a huge part of the electorate already. Corey was disqualified by voters before the first PAC ad went in on her. And a big reason? The prevailing perception of bad faith in that office.

Law-n-Order messaging — In the dying days of the Angela Corey campaign, there was a co-branding with the interests of the Fraternal Order of Police, and a constant refrain that Melissa Nelson couldn’t make the tough decisions to put someone to death. Corey’s closing TV spot, which was a bit too closely coordinated with her PAC, actually made that case. Jacksonville, a very conservative metro, is not irrational when it comes to the application of the death penalty. Corey took it as far as it could go. And she was repudiated in a closed primary by a GOP electorate. Look for the police union to reboot its talking points between now and January.

JaxBiz The Jacksonville Chamber’s PAC played heavily in state House races and got smoked. While Jason Fischer won HD 16, other candidates (Donnie Horner in HD 11, Terrance Freeman in HD 12, Leslie Jean-Bart in HD 14, and Katherine Van Zant in HD 19) lost. As did Duval County School Board candidate Greg Tison, running to succeed Jason Fischer (an endorsed candidate who did win) but unable to make the runoff. Not a good look for the chamber’s political activism. Worth watching: how Daniel Davis is positioned next year in Tallahassee … And for that matter, as mayoral material in the post-Curry era.

Audrey Gibson and Mia Jones  Both of them came out late in the game against County Referendum 1, saying they didn’t support the regressive tax that is the sales tax. They claimed they were misrepresented as endorsing the plan. And they got rolled. Gibson and Jones backed two candidates for the state House who also got shellacked: Gibson and her protégé, Councilman Garrett Dennis, supported Tracie Davis against Reggie Fullwood in the HD 13 primary that Fullwood won. And Jones? She was in heavy rotation the local urban adult contemporary radio station in ads for her endorsed candidate, Leslie Jean-Bart, who lost the HD 14 primary to the “demon busting” former Jacksonville City Councilwoman, Kim Daniels, who will win the November primary and have eight very quotable years in Tallahassee.

Duval DEC — Along with Gibson and Jones, they invested political capital against CR 1, with a mailer late in the game that probably didn’t do much to mitigate a 30-point loss for the referendum.

Front Line Strategies — a mighty big loss for Hans Tanzler defined the primary season for Doster and his posse. Tanzler had more money than every other serious candidate in the CD 4 race combined, especially when a quarter-million dollars of PAC money was folded in — and the results? Anticlimactic. A lot of red meat spots were served up to burnish Tanzler’s creds as a new-school Ted Yoho, and to make the implausible case that former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford was a “liberal.” They even floated an internal poll at the end that showed a positive trend that didn’t pan out, as Tanzler came in third behind Lake Ray. A spectacular flameout.

The Van Zants — Charlie Van Zant lost his bid for re-election as Clay County Schools superintendent, with allegations of plagiarism and other issues dogging him, and with the teachers’ union supporting his opponent. Katherine Van Zant lost her bid to succeed Charles Van Zant as the GOP representative in House District 19, after reports of issues with a homestead exemption dogged the final days of her campaign. A family that weeks ago was synonymous with power in Clay County now finds itself on the outside looking in. On the positive side, though, they at least have more time for home renovation now.

Janet Adkins — Her run for Nassau County School Superintendent ended with an embarrassing defeat to Kathy Burns by a 2-to-1 margin. And the candidate Adkins backed in the House District 11 race, Sheri Treadwell, fell to Cord Byrd. Adkins, famous last summer for being recorded while talking about how the remapped Congressional District 5 would adversely impact Corrine Brown, is now a footnote.

Corrine Brown after loss: ‘You know they’ve been after me for years’

As Rep. Corrine Brown prepares for her life after elected office, a role she’s been in since 1982, she offered meditations in a blog post Wednesday.

Brown, who lost her primary in the reconfigured 5th Congressional District by nine points, framed the electoral loss not as a “defeat,” but a “setback.”

Brown was not able to completely avoid framing the loss in the context of her larger personal struggle.

“We fought a battle with one arm tied behind our backs. You know they’ve been after me for years. Tuesday they won a battle,” Brown wrote.

Brown, who had excoriated Lawson for his support among the GOP political and donor class in recent weeks, dialed down the rhetoric in her post-election epistle, writing that she hopes the Democratic nominee “will focus on serving the needs of the people and not the big campaign contributors.”

“All of us prayed for an election victory on Tuesday. Just because we didn’t get what we wanted doesn’t mean He didn’t hear us. It just means He didn’t give us the answer we wanted to hear,” Brown wrote.

With Brown’s electoral battle over, attention turns to the battle she and her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, face in federal court.

The next status hearing for Brown set for Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. in courtroom 5D of the federal courthouse in Jacksonville.

More immediately, Simmons faces a hearing regarding a conflict in his representation. His lawyer, it turns out, had represented a grand jury witness in another action, precluding his ability to cross-examine.

That hearing is slated for Thursday at 1 p.m, in the same location as every hearing thus far in this case: courtroom 5D, Jacksonville federal courthouse.

Brown and Simmons face 24 federal counts related to the allegedly fraudulent One Door for Education charity, including charges related to mail fraud, wire fraud, failure to disclose income, false donations to charity, and failure to report monies on tax returns.

Brown faces a possible 357 years in prison and $4.8 million fine if all counts are found valid.

For Simmons, it would be as many as 355 years and $4.75 million, if guilty of all counts.

The estimated restitution for Brown would be $833,000 — plus $63,000 in taxes — roughly $897,000. For Simmons, the number would be over $1.2 million.

Al Lawson wins CD 5 primary; Corrine Brown’s era is over

The Corrine Brown era is over in Congressional District 5.

Brown won two counties: Duval and Columbia.

Lawson won everywhere else.

Former State Sen. Al Lawson defeated the 12-term incumbent and L.J. Holloway on Tuesday, with a margin of 47 percent to 40 percent.

This seemed to be a race that could go either way, with the power of Brown’s incumbency and presence up against Lawson, a political lifer who has been adept with walking the Blue Dog Democratic line.

Heading into the vote, Lawson felt optimistic, telling this reporter earlier in the month that he was up eight points against Brown in Duval County. Meanwhile, a highly placed local Democrat talked to FloridaPolitics.com Tuesday morning, spotlighting an internal poll that had Brown ahead district-wide.

Lawson benefited from GOP support, including money from Jacksonville Republican stalwarts (such as Peter Rummell) and introductions being made of the candidate to media by Susie Wiles, the Florida co-chair of the Donald Trump campaign.

Brown, meanwhile, was hamstrung by legal issues. Before deciding to run for re-election in the re-drawn CD 5, Brown challenged the new map in court, saying Jacksonville and North Florida had “nothing in common” in terms of the “communities of interest” that linked her old district.

After deciding to run for re-election, Brown and her chief of staff were hit in early July with a 24-count federal indictment regarding the allegedly fraudulent One Door for Education charity.

The legal battle shadowed Brown in dealings with the media, and in debates and forums. Brown’s contention that the media should let her work speak for her was not taken seriously by the press.

Meanwhile, Lawson — unlike Brown — was on television in the Jacksonville market.

With all of these factors working against Brown, Lawson was able to get traction.

Despite indictment, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown trying to stay in office

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, who more than two decades ago became one of the first blacks elected to Congress from Florida since reconstruction, is battling to stay in office amid a criminal indictment and a revamped district that includes thousands of new voters.

Brown’s fate will likely be decided during the Aug. 30 primary when she squares off against two other Democrats, one of whom is a veteran state legislator who spent decades representing some of the voters in the reshaped district. Republican Glo Smith will run against the winner in November, but the district is solidly Democratic.

The outspoken 69-year-old incumbent is counting on years of using her political clout to bring federal dollars back to her district to help her remain in office.

“The fact is my work speaks for itself,” said Brown during a recent debate in Jacksonville that was live streamed by WJXT, adding that voters “want a member that knows how to get things done.”

But in early July, Brown and her chief of staff pleaded not guilty to multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses that alleged she participated in a scheme to use a phony charity as a personal slush fund. She has contended that the investigation is a “witch hunt” and has chastised the media for focusing on it.

Brown’s fight comes as she tries to introduce herself in a dramatically different district. Brown’s district for years had stretched from Jacksonville to Orlando and included various minority neighborhoods in between. But after a lengthy legal battle, the Florida Supreme Court late last year approved new congressional districts that shifted her district westward from Duval County all the way to Gadsden County west of the state capital.

Brown tried to get a federal court to throw out the revamped district, but after losing her legal battle she filed for re-election. By that time there were others in the race, including former state Sen. Al Lawson and Lashonda Holloway. Holloway is a onetime congressional aide who runs a health care consulting firm.

Lawson, who mounted an unsuccessful bid for Congress four years ago, is well-known in the western counties of the revamped district since he spent 28 years in the Florida Legislature. The 67-year-old has been an insurance agent and in recent years a lobbyist. He maintains his ability to forge alliances in a GOP-controlled Legislature will help him in Congress.

“People are hurting, they really want leadership,” Lawson said. “They also want a leader they can trust. I felt like I have had no scandals in 27 years.”

If elected, Lawson would represent a different voice for the district. Brown has stood with Democrats on gun control and has been quite vocal about Florida’s decision to refuse to expand Medicaid eligibility. But Lawson is not in complete agreement with other Democrats on some gun issues and criticized Brown’s decision to participate in a sit-in on the House floor to protest the handling of gun legislation. He has lobbied on behalf of groups that have pushed legislation to help families obtain private school vouchers.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

New Republicans could be the x-factor in Duval County primaries

Here’s what we know about the primary in Duval County, as of the close of Early Voting on Sunday.

Turnout, thus far, is at 14.14 percent.

Of the Democrats, 33,210 of 230,529 — or 14.6 percent — have voted.

Meanwhile, of the 215,025 Republicans registered, 40,423 — or 18.8 percent — have voted.

Of the 120,124 NPA voters, 6,470 have voted thus far. A modest number, driven by the solar amendment and the pension tax.

Obviously, turnout skews Republican, which can be analyzed one of two ways.

One interpretation: the Corrine Brown turnout machine, needed more this year than any other given the shifting of her district, didn’t exactly work in high gear.

Brown closed the pre-primary period with $24,600 on hand, and did bring in money afterwards — though not enough, given that she put $20,000 of her own money (money likely needed for her legal fight) in on Aug. 26.

“Souls to the Polls” Sunday, a traditionally Democratic turnout operation, saw 7,425 voters heading to the polls … roughly 10 percent of the total turnout.

The second interpretation: much of the swing can be attributed to Democrats becoming Republicans for this primary, solely to vote against two embattled incumbents: Angela Corey for state attorney and Matt Shirk for public defender.

Given that roughly 6,500 Dems became Republicans this year, with roughly 4,000 in the weeks leading up to the primary according to News 4 Jax, that group of presumably motivated voters could have made the difference in turnout.

The open question in that context is will that swing affect races elsewhere on the ballot?

From a competitive primary in Congressional District 4, to state House races in House Districts 11, 12, and 16, there are Republican races for open seats that hang in the balance.

House District 11, where Janet Adkins is leaving, sees a three-way race between Donnie Horner, Cord Byrd, and Sheri Treadwell.

HD 12 sees Clay Yarborough and Terrance Freeman both closing strong in the race to replace Lake Ray.

And the most expensive race for the State House in Northeast Florida is in HD 16, between Jason Fischer and Dick Kravitz. The winner seeks to replace Charles McBurney.

These new Republicans aren’t pollable in the same way as the “likely voters.”

They aren’t able to be targeted in the same way, especially with mailers targeted toward high-propensity voters.

Thus, turnout changes, driven by closed primaries in two regional races (the 4th Judicial Circuit encompasses Duval, Nassau, and Clay counties), may be an X factor in races that otherwise may be more predictable.

These temporary Republicans aren’t going to be moved, necessarily, by the red meat of the mailers.

And there is scant evidence of candidates in these state House races making a play for crossover votes.

Never mind races like the primary for clerk of court, between incumbent Ronnie Fussell and underfunded challenger Mike Riley, who wants to see courthouse wedding ceremonies reinstated.

Or the ultimate in insider baseball: races for committeeman/committeewoman slots, which see Peret Pass and John Scott facing off against a slate of candidates, at least some of whom (allegedly) were put up to running by opponents Karyn Morton and John Craft to clog the ballot.

Perhaps these new Republicans will mean nothing in the end in these races.

Then again, perhaps these new Republicans could be the margin of victory.

Thursday court date looms for Corrine Brown’s Chief of Staff

The co-defendant of Corrine Brown in the One Door for Education case, her Chief of Staff Ronnie Simmons, may have to get a new lawyer after Thursday’s “conflict hearing” in his case.

The hearing, slated for 1 p.m. in courtroom 5-D at the federal courthouse, addresses Simmons’ representation conflict.

Simmons’ lawyer, Anthony Suarez, previously represented one of the prosecution’s witnesses.

“Suarez would not be permitted to cross-examine the witness concerning certain topics that Mr. Suarez may know solely because of his attorney-client communications with the witness during the prior representation,” the prosecution claims.

Simmons isn’t the only one with representation problems.

On Tuesday, Brown parted ways with her third set of legal representation since July’s indictment, though the congresswoman and her attorneys spent considerable time that afternoon depicting warm familiarity while parting ways and answered questions genially.

Like his boss, Simmons looks to be in a similar legal flux, though now there is a delay until mid-November — after the election — giving him time to find a non-conflicted lawyer.

Between Brown and Simmons are a combined 24 charges, enumerated in a 46-page indictment.

Brown faces a possible 357 years in prison and $4.8 million fine if all counts are found valid.

Brown’s next hearing, meanwhile, is slated for Sept. 7 at 3 p.m.

The trial is pushed back at this point past the November election, slated — if no other reasons for delay manifest — for Nov. 17.

More GOP money finds Al Lawson, while Corrine Brown is forced to self-finance

Among the interesting buzzer-beater donations in Congressional District 4 and 5 races: traditional GOP donor Peter Rummell, who cooled on John Rutherford in CD 4, played in the CD 5 Democratic primary against Corrine Brown.

Yes, more GOP establishment money — in the form of a $1,000 check from Rummell — found its way to 5th Congressional District Democrat Al Lawson as time ran out on pre-primary fundraising, in a scenario reminiscent of Rummell’s backing of Alvin Brown for mayor in 2011.

On Aug. 24 and 25, Lawson brought in $6,400. The check from Rummell, along with $2,700 from Jim Horne, the former education commissioner.

Corrine Brown has attempted to attack Lawson for having Susie Wiles introduce him around town, but Lawson has been able to deflect it, even downplaying his connection with Wiles in the Florida Times-Union.

Rummell, who fell out with Rutherford over the former Jacksonville sheriff talking up Angela Corey at a fundraiser he hosted, clearly sees Lawson’s campaign as a worthy investment … especially conspicuous given the existence of a GOP nominee in Glo Smith.

Hopefully, Rummell won’t decide to call the paper and say, at some future point, that Lawson “wimped out.”

Meanwhile, incumbent Corrine Brown brought in $25,000 on Aug. 25 and 26, including $1,000 from CBC colleague Jim Clyburn of South Carolina.

Alas, $20,000 of that money was a personal loan … suggesting that the grassroots have been clipped for the congresswoman. Brown, unlike Lawson, has not been on TV in Jacksonville, and we hear her operation out west is even more skeletal than it is in Dirty Duval.

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Speaking of Rutherford in CD 4, he closed out the campaign like a winner, with $16,000 of new money on the 26th. Primary opponent Hans Tanzler did even better, with $18,000 in the last two days of fundraising. Lake Ray, meanwhile, brought in $2,700 on Aug. 25.

The question many are watching: who between Tanzler and Ray will finish second? A third-place finish  despite Tanzler’s million-dollar campaign is possible according to polls.

Corrine Brown: Serving in Congress is a ‘calling’

The Lord moves in mysterious ways. And he’s betting on more than one candidate in the Congressional District 5 race.

Earlier in August, Republican nominee Glo Smith told a Baker County crowd that she heard God’s audible voice tell her to run (though apparently not to fundraise yet).

On Thursday, meanwhile, Corrine Brown (who has had some problems with fundraising herself of late) posted an interview to her campaign Facebook page, in which she discussed why she was in Congress.

“When you think about it, it’s like a calling. It’s like being a minister is a calling. Serving is a calling … your job is to help people, and to get things done.”

As of yet, Brown’s primary opponents, Al Lawson and LaShonda Holloway, have yet to link their campaigns to callings from the most high.

However, there are still a few days left before Aug. 30.

Lawyer trouble looms for Corrine Brown chief of staff

Will Ronnie Simmons have to get a new lawyer in his One Door for Education trial?

In the trial of Simmons, the chief of staff for Corrine Brown and co-defendant, a potential conflict has emerged regarding Simmons’ representation.

In a filing Tuesday afternoon, prosecutors noted that Anthony Suarez, who emerged as Simmons’ lawyer on Aug. 23, had represented a witness subpoenaed to the grand jury during this trial.

The prosecution notes the witness likely will be called to testify, thus turning the potential conflict of interest into an active one.

“Suarez would not be permitted to cross examine the witness concerning certain topics that Mr. Suarez may know solely because of his attorney-client communications with the witness during the prior representation,” the prosecution claims.

This could “potentially adversely affect” Simmons. Thus, the prosecution “requests that this Court conduct an appropriate inquiry with Elias Simmons about the propriety of this continued representation, and to consider a waiver of the potential conflict.”

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Brown parted ways with her third set of legal representation since the July indictment, though Brown and her attorneys spent considerable time Tuesday afternoon depicting warm familiarity as they parted ways and genially answered questions.

Like his boss, Simmons looks to similarly be in legal flux, though with the trial delayed now until mid-November, after the election, he has time to find a non-conflicted lawyer.

Between Brown and Simmons: a combined 24 charges, enumerated in a 46-page indictment.

Brown faces a possible 357 years in prison and $4.8 million fine if all counts are found valid.

For Simmons, it would be as many as 355 years and $4.75 million, if guilty of all counts.

The estimated restitution for Brown would be $833,000 — plus $63,000 in tax — totaling roughly $897,000. For Simmons, the number would be over $1.2 million.

 

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