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Ray Pilon, outraised in June, unfazed by Democratic challenge

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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…

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