A quick question for State House District 96 candidate Kristin Jacobs

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Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs filed Thursday to run for the House seat (HD 96) that will be vacated by Rep. Jim Waldman. She joins former Rep. Steve Perman in the Democratic primary.

That’s right, she filed on June 27th — three days before the end of the second-quarter fundraising deadline.

It’s difficult to imagine Jacobs will report much in the way of raising money, so not only will she have to go through the hassle of posting a campaign treasurer’s report, but she will likely post one which shows a big fat doughnut.

I can’t remember another  credible legislative candidate filing so close to a quarterly deadline?

Don’t 99% of candidates usually hold off on officially filing until a day or two after the fundraising deadline, just so they don’t show a ‘zero’ in their report?


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