As of Aug. 10, Corrine Brown had under $25K on hand for re-election bid

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Is Corrine Brown‘s political career over? Her bleak campaign finance report suggests that’s the case.

The re-election campaign of Rep. Corrine Brown in the newly drawn Congressional District 5 is facing existential challenges. She faces 22 federal counts, the Florida Times-Union endorsed opponent Al Lawson, and her campaign has $24,700 on hand as of Aug. 10.

Brown’s money has come largely from PACs in the filing period between July 1 and Aug. 10, with donations also from Rep. Barbara Lee, and defeated Jacksonville City Council candidate George Spencer.

Lockheed Martin gave $1,000 in the most recent reporting period, and $5,000 in aggregate.

The General Electric PAC gave $1,000 in the most recent reporting period, raising them to $6,000 in aggregate.

Her spending has been more fitting of a state House race than a race for Congress, with $1,283 in “petty cash” standing out, and little in the way of paid media except for spots on a Jacksonville gospel radio station.

Her campaign has $17,175 in debts and obligations to external parties, and $53,300 in personal loans from the congresswoman.

The new filing of Al Lawson, her major opponent, is still pending.

But he had, as of the end of June, $171,000 on hand.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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