Shawn Harrison takes narrow fundraising lead over Mark Danish
In Hillsborough legislative races, Republican Shawn Harrison’s fundraising has passed Democratic incumbent Mark Danish in state House District 63.
Harrison, who is trying to re-take the seat he lost to Danish in 2012, raised $17,545 during his first quarter of fundraising, according to new campaign finance reports filed with the state. By comparison, Danish raised $6,000 in the second quarter of the year, bringing his total fundraising to $16,050.
House District 61
In the four-way Democratic primary to succeed term-limited incumbent Betty Reed, Ed Narain reported raising $19,535 during his first quarter as a candidate. Overall fundraising for Sharon Carter and Tatiana Denson was $975 and $73, respectively (not including a $1,000 loan that Denson made to her campaign). As of 6 p.m., Sean Shaw’s second-quarter report had not been posted, though Shaw previously reported raising $29,975 during the first quarter of the year.
House District 57
Republican incumbent Jake Raburn reported raising $10,650 in the second quarter, bringing his total to $20,750. Republican challenger Joseph Leo Sykes reported $800 for both the second quarter and his total for the campaign so far.
House District 59
Republican incumbent Ross Spano reported raising $4,500 in the second quarter for a total of $15,850 so far. Democrat Ty Hinnant so far reports no money raised.
House District 62
Democratic incumbent Janet Cruz reported taking in $3,500 in the second quarter, for a total of $15,600. Republican Casey James Parente so far reports no fundraising.
Second-quarter campaign finance reports for these incumbents, all Republicans, show:
$32,100 ($148,200 total) for Sen. Jeff Brandes in District 22.
$1,000 ($12,350 total) for Rep. Dan Raulerson in District 58.
$5,500 ($71,150 total) for Rep. Dana Young in District 60.
$3,500 ($8,300 total) for Rep. James Grant in District 64.