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Race to replace Jim Boyd gins up big numbers

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Contributions for candidates in the race to replace House District 71’s Jim Boyd topped $115,000 for April. Will Robinson, a Bradenton Republican, bested Sarasota Republican James Buchanan for the month, pulling in a whopping $97,600 to Buchanan’s $15,300, records show. And Bradenton Democrat Randy Cooper put up $2,210. Boyd, a Bradenton Republican, is term-limited, having been first elected in 2010. Buchanan is the son of five-term U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan. The younger Buchanan founded James Buchanan Realty after graduating from Florida State…

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James Buchanan hauls $138K in first month of HD 71 campaign

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House District 71 candidate James Buchanan brought in a monstrous $138,000 haul in his first month in the race to replace termed-out Republican Rep. Jim Boyd. Buchanan’s campaign says more than four-fifths of that money came from inside the district, which covers parts of Manatee and Sarasota counties. “One month into our campaign and the amount of support from every corner of our community has not only been encouraging, but overwhelming and humbling,” Buchanan said in a press release. “I…

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Money flows in Southwest Florida House races

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Money is flowing in Southwest Florida, with Republican state Reps. Jim Boyd, Ray Pilon and Greg Steube each posting their best fundraising reports since the start of the 2015 session. Boyd, currently running unopposed in House District 71, added $39,000 in contributions last month, raising his on-hand cash to $56,246 for his fourth and final House campaign. The total includes 23 maximum checks of $1,000, four of which came from insurance company GEICO and its subsidiaries. Steube raised $23,465, bringing…

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