SD 14 candidates Darren Soto and Will McBride have quiet fundraising periods

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Battling in Senate District 14, Democrat Darren Soto and Republican Will McBride combined to raise a total of $34,660 between Aug. 10 and Sept. 14 — far less than candidates in other competitive legislative races, newly filed records via the News Service of Florida show.

Soto, a House member from Orlando, raised $18,705 during the period, giving him an overall total of $158,966. McBride, an Orlando attorney, raised $15,955 during the period and has an overall total of $73,517. McBride also has loaned his campaign $205,000.

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