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Travis Hutson raises $70K in July, moves cash to committees

Hutson, it should be noted, aspires to the Senate Presidency.

State Sen. Travis Hutson, still vying for the 2022-24 Senate Presidency, raised $70,000 in July.

That came largely from five-figure checks from corporate accounts and committees.

Also note: His Sunshine State Conservatives political committee hauled in $55,000, large checks with round numbers from Charter Communications, Comcast, and Florida Blue.

Two political committees donated also. Committee of Florida Agents gave $5,000; Floridians for a Stronger Democracy gave $25,000. That committee is chaired by Ryan Tyson, chief political strategist for the traditionally Republican-leaning Associated Industries of Florida.

The outflow went largely to candidates and committees, including the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Citizens Speaking Out got $17,000; it is a popular distribution point for Northeast Florida money waiting for deployment. Fight for Florida, another such committee, drew $14,000.

Rep. Cord Byrd‘s 1845 committee got $2,500. The Jacksonville Beach Republican’s profile has been raised statewide with the ban on so-called sanctuary cities he sponsored in the state House.

The committee also donated to Sen. Aaron Bean‘s Florida Conservative Alliance and the campaign account of Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff.

Considerable less action was to be found in Hutson’s First Coast Business Foundation committee: One $15,000 check from AIFPAC. However, with $480,000 on hand, there are resources to move as 2020 nears.

Hutson raised nothing in July to his campaign account, which has roughly $115,000 on hand.

Hutson, for his part, is keeping pace with fundraising powerhouse and Senate Presidency competitor Kathleen Passidomo. Passidomo’s Working Together for Florida PAC had, as of the end of June, roughly $500,000 on hand.

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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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