Final HD 61 primary tally: Sean Shaw adds $21K, Ed Narain $14K

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Tampa attorney Sean Shaw ended his Democratic primary campaign in House District 61 with another $21,270 during the final 13-day reporting period, according to the state Division of Elections.

Shaw, son of retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander J. Shaw Jr., brought his total to $224,217 overall. After spending just under $13,111 for a total of just under $200K in expenditures, Shaw has $24,471 cash-on-hand.

Shaw faces fellow Democrats Tatiana Denson, Sharon Carter and Ed Narain in the race to replace term-limited Rep. Betty Reed. The winner will face write-in candidate Nicole Santiago in November.

Community activist Narain came in second in primary fundraising, raising $14,000 for a total of $142,226. With $116,264 in expenditures, Narain finishes the primary with $27,370 cash-on-hand.

Denson did not report any contributions from Aug. 9-21, staying steady at $3,181 in donations and owing $336 to her war chest. Carter added $2,110 last month, for a total of $6,982 and $12,898 in cash-on-hand.

HD 61 is a primarily Democratic district, which includes Tampa neighborhoods of Seminole Heights, East Tampa, Ybor City and parts of West Tampa.

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