House District 61 candidate Ed Narain touts $21K fundraising haul

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Ed Narain has raised over $21,000 in the first months of his State House campaign, according to a press release from his campaign.

“The most encouraging part,” said Narain, “(is that) the vast majority of it came from the people of our community.” Take that as a not-so-veiled shot at rival Sean Shaw, who is expected to be the preferred candidate in Tallahassee.

An area manager for AT&T and a volunteer for organizations benefiting children and young people, Narain is running for the House District 61 seat now held by Rep. Betty Reed, who will leave office in 2014 because of term limits. Three other candidates also have filed to run: Shaw, a lawyer and consumer advocate, community activist Tatiana M. Denson, and former Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee Vice Chairwoman Sharon Carter.

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