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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)

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Bobby Payne hauls in $25K for HD 19 re-elect bid

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.

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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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