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Paul Renner — set to become Speaker in 2022 — raised more than $170k in October. Image via Colin Hackley.

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October another big month for Paul Renner fundraising

Committee donations made up most of the haul.

Rep. Paul Renner, a Palm Coast Republican and future House Speaker, raised over $170,000 in October between both his political committees (PCs) and his campaign account, the latest campaign finance records show.

Most of the action was in Renner’s Conservatives for Principled Leadership PC, which brought in over $141,000 from 36 contributions, giving it just over $1,085,000 on hand.

Five-figure donations came in from Disney, NBC Universal, the Florida Hospital Association PAC, and the Beer Distributors committee.

Renner’s other PC, Florida Foundation for Liberty, brought in $17,000 in October, giving the committee just under $260,000 on hand.

A $10,000 donation from Florida Blue was the highlight of Florida Foundation for Liberty’s month.

Beyond the well over $1.3 million in committee money, Renner’s campaign account continues to accrue funds ahead of a 2020 challenge.

In October, the Representative also raised $13,875 in hard money. Disney and NBCUniversal were among the most note-worthy $1,000 donors.

Renner is on track to be House Speaker in 2022-24, assuming the GOP holds control of that chamber, but he still faces a general election challenge in 2020 in House District 24.

Perennial candidate Adam Morley, who has previously lost by double digits to Renner, will be his Democratic opponent.

After raising $161.82 in October, Morley has $37.30 on hand.

House District 24 includes portions of Flagler, Volusia, and St. Johns Counties. The district holds a strong GOP plurality; over 58,000 of its 134,563 registered voters in the Nov. 2018 general election were Republican.

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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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