Committed to running for House District 68, Eric Lynn to roll $500,000 into political committee

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In the race for House District 68, Eric Lynn is transferring a rather large amount of money into his political committee. While Lynn’s primary opponent, Ben Diamond, may have been rolling out endorsements, Lynn is rolling a yuuuuuuge amount of money into his a vehicle to communicate his message.

Citing a June 2014 memo from the Florida Division of Elections and a letter from his own attorney, Lynn will begin his primary challenge with far more than enough money to run a serious primary campaign against Diamond. Lynn tells FloridaPolitics he is immediately moving $250,000 to a state PC and intends to move another $250,000 once the federal decks are cleared (i.e. bills are paid, and all correspondence with the feds and others are concluded) putting him in a fairly strong financial position.

By our count, this would make Lynn the most heavily funded Democratic House candidate in Florida.

“We are prepared to spend every dollar we have raised and continue to raise,” Lynn told FloridaPolitics. “We will have more that enough money to communicate our message.”

Lynn also shared an excerpt of the letter from his attorney which states:

“You have asked if the funds raised in your federal congressional campaign account may be transferred to a state political committee … We are of the opinion that you may transfer the funds from your federal campaign account to a Florida political committee provided that you comply with federal and state law governing the notice and transfer procedure.”

In addition to the half-mil, Lynn clearly knows how to raise hard dollars and it can be assumed he will add some more heft to that already impressive figure.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.