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Crist has cash edge in 13th District



The latest campaign cash filings in the 13th Congressional District were't accompanied by trumpeting news releases.

Instead, they were filed quietly with the Federal Election Commission.

Democrat Charlie Crist raised $216,943 from the beginning of April until the end of June. Jolly, who switched from running for a U.S. Senate seat to the House race, raised $184,840, according to FEC records.

Mark Bircher who is running against Jolly in the Aug. 30 Republican primary raised $1,620. 

As for totals, Jolly leads with $1,489,148 to Crist's $996,357. Bircher has raised $5,121 and has $30,000 in loans.

As for available cash after expenses or "cash on hand," Crist has an edge. He has $670,689 to Jolly's $409,101. Bircher has $8,432.

Jolly, the incumbent, has said he won't directly solicit money to keep his seat. But his campaign staff has said he'll be busy campaigning in the district now that Congress is out of session.

Crist has a fundraiser in downtown St. Petersburg Monday hosted by Mayor Rick Kriseman.


[Last modified: Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:13pm]


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