Lawrence McClure with cash on hand lead in final days of HD 58 GOP primary


Dover businessman Lawrence McClure has more cash-on-hand than Plant City businesswoman and civic activist Yvonne Fry in the final days of their contentious House District 58 Republican primary campaign.

With the latest financial figures coming in late Friday, McClure has raised a total of $135,485 versus Fry’s $112,790 through October 5. .

Fry has spent $96,813.30 however, while McClure has spent $85,992.70. That gives him a total of $49,492 cash on hand against Fry’s $15,976.

In addition, the political committee raising money for Fry brought in another $11,000 last month, boosting her overall dollars to spend up to $26,976.

Fry’s political committee, Florida Leadership Fund, has raised a total of $46,500, with all but $500 of that coming from two men — Plant City Mayor Rick Lott ($25,000) and former Crystals International CEO William Carr, who made the only two contributions to the PAC in September.

August was the first full month of the special election necessitated by the sudden resignation of former Republican incumbent Dan Raulerson. McClure raised $107, 205 in August; Fry raised $68,765 in late July and all of August.

The Republican primary election is this Tuesday, October 10. The winner advances to the general election on December 19.

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at [email protected].


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