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Outpaced: Chip LaMarca has 6-to-1 money lead over Emma Collum

Republican Chip LaMarca outraised his Democratic opponent in House District 93, Emma Collum, by a more than 6-to-1 margin in the latest fundraising period.

That’s according to the newest totals filed with the Florida Division of Elections.

LaMarca earned $28,425 from the period of Sept. 1 to 14, while spending $8,982.

Overall, he’s brought in $364,901. LaMarca has spent $66,189 of that for a remaining cash total of $298,711.

Meanwhile, Collum spent more than she took in through monetary donations last period. She spent $5,948 but earned just $4,386. She did add $35,663 through in-kind contributions, however.

In total, Collum has raised $128,670.09 but has spent $80,985 of that, leaving her with $47,685 on-hand. That’s more than $250,000 short of LaMarca’s total.

However, Collum also earned an ‘angel donation‘ of $200,000 back in June, which erases much of that deficit.

She also recently received support from a PAC created by former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.

Outgoing state Rep. George Moraitis, who now has the seat, is term-limited.

Though Broward County typically leans Democratic, HD 93 has been an exception. That could change in a wave election year, however. Moraitis, a Republican, won his 2016 race by fewer than 8 percentage points.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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