Ned Hancock holding Tallahassee fundraiser for HD 55 campaign
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Ned Hancock
The fundraiser will be at the Governor’s Club on Oct. 16.

Ned Hancock is heading to Tallahassee next week to raise cash for his House campaign.

The fundraiser invitation lists the start time as 5 p.m. on Oct. 16. The venue is the Capital Room of the Governor’s Club, 202 South Adams Street. Those looking to attend can send an RSVP to [email protected].

The event date coincides with the second interim committee week ahead of the 2020 Legislative Session, which starts Jan. 14.

Hancock is one of two Republicans running for House District 55, the seat currently held  by Avon Park GOP Rep. Cary Pigman. Pigman cannot run for reelection in 2020 because of term limits.

He and his primary challenger, Kaylee Tuck, have raised some serious cash for their campaigns. Through the end of August, each had raised around $60,000.

Hanckock, however, could potentially pull ahead by a large margin depending on Tuck’s September numbers — earlier this week, Hancock announced he had raised another $60,000-plus last month and started October with $124,000 in the bank.

HD 55 includes all of Glades, Highlands and Okeechobee counties as well as part of St. Lucie County. The district has a Republican edge — Pigman earned 66 percent of the vote in his 2018 campaign against Democratic nominee Audrey Asciutto.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


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