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Edward James says his HD 72 July fundraising is No. 1 among all House candidates

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Democrat Edward James says he not only out-raised his opponent, incumbent state Rep. Ray Pilon, last month, but he also raised more than all other candidates for the Florida House. According to an analysis conducted by James’ finance chairman and campaign treasurer, James’ July campaign finance haul — $26,388, on top of $10,100 that came into a political committee, New Direction Florida, which supports James — is the highest of any House candidate. With lawmakers are tied up this month redrawing congressional maps in Tallahassee — and therefore…

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First-time candidate Edward James tops $30k in HD 72 fundraising

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Democrat Edward James III won’t hold yet his first official fundraiser until next week, but that hasn’t stopped him from raising about a thousand dollars a day since he entered the race last month. James has raised a total of $30,175 according to just-released campaign finance reports, an unusually high figure for a Democratic newcomer. A majority of that came through the New Direction Florida political committee, which backs James, including a check for $10,000 from Hugh Culverhouse, son of the former owner of the Tampa…

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