Democrat Tracy polson reported a tremendous fundraiser on Friday, the campaign’s last fundraising record ahead of the Jacksonville city council special election on Dec. 7.
She has also shown a willingness to spend her own money.
Polson raised $ 179,140 in November, of which $ 125,000 came from personal loans from the candidate herself, money added to the $ 51,000 cash flow during the previous filing period.
She said she raised $ 307,163 in total and had around $ 25,000 of that money as of December 2. Beyond self-funding, Polson’s fundraising report featured small donations from activists.
Polson raised an additional $ 25,600 at his Better Jacksonville political committee. This money has been spent.
Polson, a trained psychotherapist, was willing to spend aggressively in 2018 when she nearly won a seat at State House in District 15, a swinging neighborhood in Jacksonville’s Westside. Here she is spending again, with the most money so far declared by a candidate.
The second major fundraiser, at least as of this writing, is Republican Nick howland, the executive director of Fire Watch, an organization that fights veteran suicide.
In his most recent bookkeeping Howland was a solid second place in this race’s early fundraising reports. He has raised $ 85,531 between his campaign and his Florida Freedom PAC political committee until October 31.
Howland’s committee fundraising reports are not due until December 10, a few days after the election. However, its fundraising campaign will be updated sooner.
Other candidates are also in the game. They are not dynamic fundraisers.
Howland “Hi” Russell, a Republican restaurant owner, had less than $ 2,000 in cash on hand on file until Oct. 31. Repeat democratic candidate James “Coach” Jacobs has just over $ 5,000 on hand.
As of this writing, the early participation rate has finally reached 5.7%. Democrats have so far an advantage of 5,000 votes.
All four candidates are on the ballot for the first election on December 7. If neither candidate obtains a clear majority, the first two will advance to the general election on February 22.
Once someone wins this election, they will likely have to start running for election immediately. The special election only fills the remainder of the term, until June 2023.
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