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Al Lawson reports $120K COH in pre-primary filing, GOP money in play

A congressional candidate’s “pre-primary filing” is a good indication of how he or she will close, and compared to incumbent Rep. Corrine Brown (who has an anemic $25,000) as of Aug. 10, challenger Al Lawson reports $120,000 cash-on-hand ahead of the Aug. 30 primary.

From July 1 to Aug. 10, Lawson raised $49,888, with $1,000 from Brian Ballard standing out among the $35,888 in individual contributions.

Lawson also got $14,000 in money from political committees, including $5,000 from I-PAC Jax, a committee that gave Ron DeSantis and Ander Crenshaw money in recent years.

U.S. Sugar, which has given money to Rick Scott and Marco Rubio in the past, also backs Lawson.

As does the Associated Builders and Contractors, which otherwise exclusively backs GOP candidates.

Will Lawson’s money from Republican-friendly political committees matter? Find out during Thursday night’s debate involving CD 5 candidates on WJXT-TV and News4Jax.com.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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