Tampa Democrat served in the state House and Senate from 2000 until 2016.
Randy Glisson opened a campaign account Friday.
Democrats and Republicans said petition gathering and fundraising stopped amid a pandemic.
Candidates have until March 23 to submit thousands of valid petitions cards.
Incumbent has said a primary is a blessing.
Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff now faces two Democratic challengers.
Toledo has more than $320,000 banked.
Move comes same day Florida Democrats stopped face-to-face campaigning.
Public at large not anxious to sign cards.
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