State Rep. Ray Rodrigues has drawn a rematch of the 2012 Republican primary in his re-election effort for House District 76.
Fort Myers Republican Chauncey Solinger, who lost to a three-way contest to Rodrigues in 2012, opened a campaign account to run once again for the Lee County seat, according to the state Division of Elections.
St. James City Democrat Charles Messina also expects to enter the race. Records show Rodrigues leads in fundraising with $63,925 through April; Messina raised $875. The qualifying period for state races is June 16-20.