Shawn Harrison widens money lead in HD 63

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Former state Representative Shawn Harrison used April to pull further ahead in contributions for his effort to regain the House District 63 seat.

The Tampa Republican posted another $8,525 in donations last month for a total of $86,410.

Harrison faces Democrat incumbent Rep. Mark Danish for the seat representing north Hillsborough County. First elected to the House in 2010, Harrison served a single term, losing to Danish in 2012.

Since sitting state legislators are prohibited from fundraising during the legislative session, Danish fell behind again in the April reporting period, holding steady with $66,757 in total. However, the incumbent did spend $2,182 last month, leaving him with just under $50,000 cash on hand. Harrison is also closing the gap there, as his war chest stands at just over $39,000.

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