Chris Latvala raises more than $90,000 in 57 days as House candidate

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Say what you will about the Latvala clan’s politics, but if there is one thing they are very, very good at, it’s raising money for their political campaigns. State Senator Jack Latvala has always been a prodigious fundraiser for his campaign, the  political committees he controls and the candidates with whom he is aligned. Now, with Chris Latvala a candidate for House District 67, it’s clear the apple did not fall too far from the tree. 

Latvala’s tells me his campaign will report raising more than $90,000 during the just (!) fifty-seven days he was on the campaign trail. Say that again: $90K in under two months. That’s highly impressive — and sure to discourage any possible primary challenger or a sensible Democrat from joining the race. 

Asked about his third-quarter haul, Latvala highlighted where much of his campaign money came from. “I am particularly proud that 135 contributions came from Pinellas County,” said Latvala.

Despite this early fundraising advantage, Latvala knows that “money alone will not win this race.”

“This election will be decided on the doorsteps of voters in House District 67,” continued Latvala, “and that’s where I intend to win it. 

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