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More money flows into North Florida congressional contests

Large donations continue to trickle into North Florida congressional candidates in advance of next Tuesday’s primary elections.

On Sunday, Matt Gaetz reported $10,000 — two contributions of $5,000 each — from the Majority Committee Political Action Committee (PAC).

That PAC is affiliated with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, California.

Gaetz, a Republican state representative from Fort Walton Beach, is running for the 1st Congressional District.

Campaigns now are bound by federal law to report contributions of $1,000 or more within 48 hours if received in the window of 20 days-2 days before the Aug. 30 primary election.

Campaign finance reports also show that Neal Dunn, GOP candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, injected his campaign with $50,000 of his own money. That money was reported Saturday.

His fellow Republican competitor for the seat, Mary Thomas, reported Monday $2,700 from entrepreneur Dan Schwinn.

He is president and CEO of Massachusetts-headquartered Avidyne Corp., an aviation electronics company. It has a factory and repair center in Melbourne.

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Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at jim@floridapolitics.com.

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