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HD 103: Frank Mingo overcomes Cindy Polo in latest fundraising

Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Frank Mingo, the Republican candidate in House District 103, has shot far ahead in the fundraising contest against Democratic candidate Cindy Polo, according to the latest reports filed with the Florida Division of Elections.

Mingo earned a whopping $73,500 for Sept. 1-14.

In contrast, Polo pulled in just $3,030.

The Republican’s financial reports are littered with $1,000 donations from various conservative PACs, from state Rep. Halsey BeshearsFlorida Patriot Fund┬áto future House Speaker Paul Renner‘s Conservatives for Principled Leadership.

That’s a trend among races across South Florida, which have recently seen those groups come to the aid of Republicans in competitive races.

Mingo also spent $13,308 during the recent fundraising him period, leaving him with a net of more than $60,000 for that time frame.

Most of Polo’s donations were in the form of individual contributions between $25 and $50. There were a pair of $1,000 donations thrown in as well. Polo spent less than $400 during the period, netting her just over $2,900.

Mingo’s campaign now also holds a large cash-on-hand lead thanks to the recent fundraising bonanza. He holds $98,884, while the Polo campaign retains just $5,520.

The race for HD 103 is open, as current state Rep. Manny Diaz is running for state Senate.

HD 103 extends into Miramar in Broward County and also covers parts of Miami Lakes and Doral in Miami-Dade County.

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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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