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Shawn Harrison brings in more than 20K in May in HD 63 race

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Republican state Rep. Shawn Harrison raised $20,550 in May in his bid for re-election to House District 63 and now has more than $123,000 cash-on-hand.

Harrison was first elected to the Hillsborough County area seat in 2010, before losing in 2012 to Mark Danish. He defeated Danish in 2014.

He’ll face the winner of the Democratic primary between Lisa Montelione and Mike Reedy, which takes place on Aug. 30.

Neither Democrat has turned in their May fundraising totals as of late Friday morning.

HD 63 encompasses Carrollwood, Lake Magdalene, New Tampa, North Tampa, Tampa Palms, and the USF area.

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 mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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