Tampa Bay-area lawmakers, Lawrence McClure buddy up for joint fundraiser Sept. 20


Three Republican lawmakers and the leading GOP candidate in HD 58 will hold a joint fundraiser Sept. 20 in San Antonio, Fla.

Sen. Wilton Simpson, set to be Senate President for the 2020-22 term, will be joined by Tampa Bay-area Reps. Danny Burgess and Shawn Harrison, as well as HD 58 candidate Lawrence McClure for the event.

The reception will be held at the home of Marlene Sumner, the wife of deceased Pasco County lawyer Robert Sumner, and is joined on the host committee by her daughter Lorraine Nicolette and son-in-law John Nicolette.

For more information, or to RSVP for the fundraiser, send an email to [email protected].

McClure is one of two Republicans running to replace Republican Rep. Dan Raulerson, who is leaving his seat Aug. 15 due to health problems.

The Republican-leaning seat has a qualifying deadline of Aug. 16 and has yet to draw a credible Democratic candidate, giving the winner of the Oct. 10 GOP primary race between McClure and Yvonne Fry heavy odds to win in the special general election on Dec. 19.

Simpson, Harrison and Burgess are currently unopposed in their re-election campaigns.

The invitation is below:


Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


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