Bobby Payne hauls in $25K for HD 19 re-elect bid
Rep. Bobby Payne, R-Palatka, discusses his "Stand Your Ground" bill Tuesday April 4, 2017 on the floor of the Florida House at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Bobby Payne

October was a good month for incumbent House District 19 Rep. Bobby Payne.

His primary opponent withdrew, a Libertarian opponent’s questionable past surfaced, and he almost doubled his cash on hand.

Payne raised $25,300 total; all told, he has raised $55,346 this cycle, and has almost $52,000 cash on hand.

Payne’s contributions mostly come from donors within his district; however, Comcast ponied up, as did TECO, UPSPAC, Florida Farm PAC, and the Florida Police Benevolent Association.

Payne beat two better-known candidates for the Republican nomination in 2016, and what’s clear is that no smart Republican would challenge him now that he has the prerogatives of incumbency.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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