Reggie Fullwood takes in $23K for special election in HD 13

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Democratic state Rep. Reggie Fullwood received backing from a few powerful Tallahassee players to raise $23,000 in October for the House District 13 special election.

A pair of paperwork errors prevented Fullwood from qualifying in the November election for Duval County’s District 13, leading to the schedule of a special primary and election.

In the primary, set for Dec. 16, Fullwood will run against Jacksonville City Council member Johnny Gaffney, with the winner facing Jacksonville Republican Lawrence Jefferson in special general election scheduled Feb. 17.

Among the contributions Fullwood received in October are from AT&T, the HCA healthcare chain, a Florida Realtors PAC and the Florida Home Builders Association.

Fullwood’s total now stands at $26,900, with $10,204 in expenditures as of Oct. 31, according to the Division of Elections. Gaffney took in $250 in October, for an overall total of $30,915 and spent $4,072 through Oct. 31.

Jefferson raised $2,150, loaning his campaign $200.

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