Jason Fischer expands fundraising lead in Florida Senate race

Three third-term state lawmakers from Jacksonville are vying for term-limited Aaron Bean‘s seat in the state Senate, and House District 16 Rep. Jason Fischer continues to build a fundraising advantage ahead of the August 2022 Republican primary.

Fischer added $21,250 to his Friends of Jason Fischer account, pushing his total cash on hand for the political committee close to $780,000. Former Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver was among the $5,000 donors to the Southside Republican’s committee account.

Donors also contributed $6,350 to Fischer’s campaign account, which now has over $103,000 on hand.

While Fischer is nearing $900,000 on hand, his opponents are struggling.

Rep. Clay Yarborough of House District 12 raised just $1,550 in hard money in May, giving him roughly $68,000 in his campaign account.

Floridians for Conservative Values, the political committee supporting Yarborough’s bid, likewise underperformed relative to Fischer. The committee raised $10,500, pushing it close to $330,000 on hand. All of that money was local.

Fischer has a two-to-one edge over Yarborough, but far behind both is the Representative from HD 11, Cord Byrd.

Byrd raised nothing to either his 1845 political committee or his campaign account, and between the two, he has roughly $80,000 on hand.

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