Avis Harrison cut a $4,000 check earlier this week for her campaign for the Tampa City Council District 7 seat. That follows the $21,000 she gave to her campaign in the last fund-raising period. Her $44,038 that she has raised in the race is second only to Luis Viera, who has raised $66,529.
Meanwhile, the $1,000 check that the Hillsborough County Republican Party cut for Jim Davison last month has now been listed as officially returned back to the party.
That contribution violated the city of Tampa’s Charter, which forbids political parties to contribute in nonpartisan races, which the council race is, though virtually all of the candidates in the race are part of one of the two major parties. Actually, Davison is the only registered Republican in the race, making it easy for the GOP to want to single him out for a contribution. Earlier in the week, Ione Townsend, the chair of the Hillsborough County Democratic Party, officially filed a complaint about the contribution with the Florida Elections Commission.
Davison contributed $2,000 to his own campaign in the last fund-raising period, and received a $500 check from HILLPAC, the political arm of the Hillsborough County Medical Association. Davison is an emergency room physician.