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Kevin Beckner adds to his fundraising totals in Hillsborough court clerk race

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Fundraising totals for February are in for the candidates running for the Hillsborough Clerk of the Court seat currently held by Democrat Pat Frank.

The 85-year-old icon in Hillsborough Democratic politics is facing a challenge within her own party for re-election this year from Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, 44.

Beckner brought in $9,620 in February, while Frank took in $3,850. Republican Eric Seidel raised $$4,050.

To date, Beckner has raised $167,936. Frank has raised $106,574.

Seidel, the former Fox 13 consumer reporter who is running unopposed in the Republican field, has raised $69,588.

The Democratic primary takes place on August 30.


Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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