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Shevrin Jones state Senate campaign crosses $100K fundraising mark

It includes money raised both by the campaign itself as well as Jones’ PC.

Shevrin Jones‘ Senate District 35 campaign is set to a report a $105,000 fundraising haul in its next filing report with the Florida Division of Elections.

The $105,000 total spans from the beginning of Jones’ campaign on Jan. 4 until the start of the 2019 Legislative Session. It includes money raised both by the campaign itself as well as Jones’ PC, Florida Strong Finish, and is made up solely of outside contributions.

Jones, a West Park Democrat who is term-limited in the House, is pursuing the seat currently held by Sen. Oscar Braynon II. Braynon is also being forced out by term limits, making the 2020 contest for SD 35 an open one.

The Hyundai Club at Hard Rock Stadium recently played host to a Jones’ official campaign kickoff event, though he declared his candidacy in early January. February also saw Jones host a Tallahassee fundraiser for the campaign.

Though Jones is reporting impressive fundraising totals, it won’t be a walk into the Senate. He has already courted three Democratic challengers in former lawmaker Daphne Campbell, former state Rep. Cynthia Stafford, and Miami Gardens City Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro.

Updated fundraising numbers through the beginning of Session for that trio are not yet available on the Florida Division of Elections website.

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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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