First-term Reps. Raburn, Cummings each hit $25K mark in Q3 fundraising

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First-term state Republican Reps. Jake Raburn and Travis Cummings passed the magic number of $25,000 in third quarter fundraising between July 1 and September 30.

Raburn added $30,395 for his effort to defend his Central Florida House seat, according to the Division of Elections. The Republican from Lithia has now brought his total to $51,145.

Raburn could face a challenge in House District 57 from Riverview Republican Joseph Leo Sykes. The most recent campaign filings show Sykes raised $50 during reporting period for a total of $850.

Republican Rep. Travis Cummings of Orange Park also added $25,100, bringing his total to $41,100 for re-election to the House District 18 seat.

Cummings has drawn opposition in 2014 from Libertarian Kenneth Alvin Willey, who added $50 during the third quarter reporting for an overall total of $330.

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