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Lenny Curry supporters’ PAC spends big in November

Word is that the PAC formed by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry supporters, Build Something That Lasts, had a quiet November in terms of fundraising.

With no events, $7,300 was raised, and no Jaguars money was collected ahead of the Jacksonville City Council amphitheater vote, in November.

The big donation: $5,000 from Stellar, the company of Curry supporter Ambassador John Rood and former employer of Curry administration Intergovernmental Affairs head Ali Korman Shelton.

Vestcor, another Rood company, gave $500 in the same period. And $500 more came from Rood’s personal account.

The big story was the PAC spend: over $79,000.

$50,000 of that went to the Making a Better Tomorrow PAC, which has the resources to at least make a better hour or two based on that haul.

The PAC is typically associated with aggressive, hard-hitting messaging statewide, and its resources often come from other PACs.

Almost $18,000 of that went to Data Targeting, $13,200 for Research and the rest for Travel Expenses.

As well, campaign donations were a big spend.

The campaign accounts of Aaron BeanJay FantPaul RennerWilton SimpsonTravis Cummings, and Jack Latavla all benefited from PAC spending.

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The real story, though: the $50K to Making a Better Tomorrow.

October saw money come in from Shad KhanNovember, meanwhile, saw how the PAC intends to spend.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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