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Big spender, but Aaron Bean also raises nearly $12K in one week

Republican state Sen. Aaron Bean, whose Senate District 4 encompasses all of Nassau and part of Duval County, is already starting to spend big money on his re-election bid.

And — because it’s all about cash flow — that means the fundraising hasn’t stopped.

From Sept. 1-14, Bean raised $11,800 between his campaign account and that of his political committee, Florida Conservative Alliance.

Among the donors: PhRMA, Florida Health Care PAC, Council for Senior Floridians, Florida Home Builders Association, and Duke Energy.

Bean raised $7,500 of that for the committee, but over $13,000 went out the door, including donations for fellow GOPers Gayle HarrellDana YoungKelli Stargel, and Keith Perry — all of whom face tough Senate campaigns.

Despite the spend, the Florida Conservative Alliance has just under $90,000 on hand, and Bean has over $95,000 in his campaign account.

Moreover, Bean has comfortable leads over his opponents. Democrat Billee Bussard has roughly $7,000 on hand after raising $3,445 in the same two week period. Libertarian Joanna Tavares does not fundraise and has roughly $40 on hand.

The district is nearly half Republican.

With just over 360,381 registered voters, 174,580 Republicans and 100,307 Democrats call SD 4 home. The remaining voters are either NPA or third party, including 1,466 registered Libertarians.

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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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