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Northeast Florida builders back Paula Wright, Wyman Duggan for Florida House

The Northeast Florida Builders’ Association released a raft of endorsements for state House and Senate Thursday, choosing incumbents in every regional race but two.

NEFBA went with a Democratic primary challenger, Paula Wright, over incumbent Kim Daniels in House District 14. This could boost Wright’s insurgent bid, one where Daniels has a 10-1 cash on hand advantage (Wright has less than $3,000 on hand as of the report filed last week).

The builders’ group went with Republican Wyman Duggan in HD 15.

Among the GOP field, Duggan is well-ahead in the money race. As of the July 13 finance report, he had almost $123,000 on hand, with opponents Mark Zeigler ($32,482 on hand) and Joseph Hogan ($12,537) well behind.

Duggan also is already up on television.

The HD 15 race will come down to one Republican against Tracye Polson, who at this writing has a slight fundraising edge over Duggan.

The following House incumbents got the NEFBA nod: Cord Byrd, HD 11; Clay Yarborough, HD 12; Tracie Davis, HD 13; Jason Fischer, HD 16; Travis Cummings, HD 18; Bobby Payne, HD 19; and Paul Renner, HD 24.

Additionally, incumbent Senators Aaron Bean and Audrey Gibson got endorsements from the group.

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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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