Frank Farkas has big final haul for HD 68 race

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Former Rep. Frank Farkas collected $71,345 between Oct. 13 and Nov. 1 and widened his fund-raising lead over Democrat Dwight Dudley in the competitive House District 68, according to newly filed records via the News Service of Florida.

Farkas, who is seeking to return to Tallahassee after six years out of the Legislature, reported raising an overall campaign total of $252,041. Dudley, a St. Petersburg attorney, collected $14,245 during the latest period and had an overall total of $87,430.

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