Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Frank Brunckhorst

Edward James raises $81,150 for November in Sarasota House race

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Recording a fundraising haul that could mark a turning point in the race for a Sarasota-based swing seat, Democrat Edward James took in $81,150 during the November reporting period, according to just-filed finance data. The windfall takes James to $166,663 raised overall, with $114,400 of that coming from a political committee supporting James called New Direction Florida. James currently has $149,701 cash on hand between those funds and his campaign account. James is seeking to oust Republican Rep. Ray Pilon, first elected in 2010, in…

Keep Reading

Ray Pilon, outraised in June, unfazed by Democratic challenge

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

State Rep. Ray Pilon raised just $1,985 in last month while his opponent in Sarasota’s HD 72, Democrat Edward James, brought in more than $30,000 between his campaign account and an affiliated PAC. That blowout margin bears an asterisk — Pilon was prohibited from taking contributions for most of June due to a special session — but it also reflects the most serious threat the third-term Republican has faced since he defeated former state Rep. Keith Fitzgerald to snag the seat back…

Keep Reading

Go to Top