Mark Danish outperforms Shawn Harrison in weeklong fundraising for HD 63

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Democratic incumbent Rep. Mark Danish closed the fundraising gap slightly with former GOP state Rep. Shawn Harrison in the rematch campaign for House District 63

During the July 26 to Aug. 1 reporting period, Danish took in $6,500— with $14,700 in-kind support from the Florida Democratic Party — for a total of $88,097, according to the state Division of Elections.

After spending $308 in the weeklong period, for a total of $23,430 to date, Danish’s cash on hand now stands at $64,667.

Although Harrison only raised $5,900 in the same period, his fundraising lead stands at $118,676. However, after spending a total of $72,548 to date, Harrison’s war chest is down to $46,128.

Harrison is faces Danish once again to retake the district covering north Hillsborough County. First elected to the House in 2010, Harrison served single term, losing to Danish in 2012.

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