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Lynn sends out campaign cash appeal



Yesterday Charlie Crist announced he had netted more than $500,000 in campaign contributions.

Today, Eric Lynn, Crist's opponent in the Democratic primary race to succeed U.S. Rep. David Jolly, who's running for U.S. Senate, send out a fundraising appeal:

"As a finance guy, this is the kind of news I hate to deliver.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen an unexpected dip in contributions.  For this deadline in particular, that’s really bad news.

On February 1st, I have a call with our team.  We’re going to have a tough conversation about whether we need to make cuts, or if we can afford to invest more in outreach and voter turnout.  What happens between now and Sunday will have a huge impact on this campaign.

Eric needs you right now.  Please give whatever you can so we can hit our goal."

Lynn's campaign hasn't released its 2015 final report. He has raised at least $550,000 since announcing last spring, including $400,000 in the months before Crist got into the race. 

On the Republican side, airline pilot and retired Marine Corps reserve brigadier general Mark Bircher is the only announced candidate, although former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has said he's considering the race.



[Last modified: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:07pm]


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