Dane Eagle raises $50K in fifty days for State House campaign

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Dane Eagle, Republican Candidate for State Representative in Cape Coral announced today the successful completion of the campaign’s first finance quarter. Campaign financial reports are due on Tuesday, January 10; however, Eagle has announced that he raised $50,000 in 50 days of campaigning – the most ever raised by a non-incumbent State Representative candidate in Lee County during the first 50 days of campaigning. “I didn’t really intend to make this kind of statement considering I got in the race late in the quarter. But we worked very hard, and I think we did really well,” Eagle said.

Eagle didn’t officially pre-file for State Representative until November, nearly halfway through the quarter. This was after Representative Gary Aubuchon announced he would be running for Congress instead of reelection to the State House.

“I am humbled by the tremendous amount of support from our community. I asked for help, and they responded affirmatively. It is clear that the voters want someone to represent them in Tallahassee who is a qualified and experienced and is a committed public servant that will always keep the citizens of Southwest Florida at the forefront of every discussion,” Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, said.

Some local notables on Eagle’s contribution list include former Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, Cape Coral Republican Club Immediate Past President John Cataldi, Horizon Council Immediate Past President Wayne Kirkwood, and local developer and Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency Board Member Dan Creighton.

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