Lithia Republican Jake Raburn has jumped out to a huge fund-raising lead in the House District 57 campaign, according to state records via the News Service of Florida. Raburn raised $43,125 during the year’s second quarter, giving him a total of $66,330 since entering the race in February. His Republican primary opponent, Brian Hollands of Riverview, has raised a total of $4,250, while Lithia Democrat Bruce Barnett has raised $820. Raburn, who works for Hinton Farms, has received contributions from various groups and businesses, including the agriculture and health-care industries. District 57 includes southeastern Hillsborough County.
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