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Tight money race to replace Jay Fant in HD 15

The race to replace Rep. Jay Fant in Jacksonville’s House District 15 comes down, as of now, to Democrat Tracye Polson and Republican Wyman Duggan.

Both have no primary opposition yet. And both are amassing strong nest eggs for the path forward.

Polson presents a legitimate Democratic candidate in a seat that didn’t see a Democrat run in 2016.

She brought in $14,090 off of 64 contributions in October, bringing her total raised to $65,189, with over $64,000 of that on hand. Her committee has another $12,000 banked, giving her $76,000 raised.

Notable: the majority of Polson’s contributions are from outside HD 15, with many of them in the Washington D.C. area. And much of what she has amassed is self-financed.

Duggan brought in $20,500 in October, bringing him to $84,600 raised, with nearly $77,000 on hand.

Duggan’s donor base suggests that there is more where that $77,000 came from.

Among the names Jacksonville residents will know: Michael MunzJamie Shelton and the Korman Family Trust (of Best Bet fame), the family trust of Jacksonville City Council candidate Ron Salem, and City Council candidate Rose Conry.

Worth noting: Salem, Conry and Duggan all are having their campaigns run by Tim Baker and Brian Hughes, the political team for Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

The Fiorentino Group, via its “JAX PAC” political committee, is on board.

As is the “Florida Conservative Alliance,” Sen. Aaron Bean‘s committee.

This post will be updated with Polson‘s numbers when available.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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