Northeast Florida state House fundraising paced by Republican incumbents – Florida Politics (blog)
Some Northeast Florida state House candidates and incumbents posted stronger fundraising than others in November. Below, the tally in each district.
The highlights: strong months for Republican incumbents Clay Yarborough, Jason Fischer and Cyndi Stevenson.
In House District 11, incumbent Republican Rep. Cord Byrd added $4,450 of new November money to his campaign account.
This pushed his total raised to nearly $60,000, against just $2,275 spent this cycle — a machine without churn.
Among the donors: Conservatives for Principled Leadership, a committee affiliated with future House Speaker Paul Renner; Walmart; and Dosal Tobacco Corporation.
Byrd faces no electoral challenges at the moment; in 2016, he beat a write-in, amassing 98 percent of the vote.
House District 12 sees action on both sides of the partisan divide, with Republican Rep. Clay Yarborough gearing up for a general election battle with Democratic candidate Tim Yost.
Yarborough is winning the money race in the deep-red district. He brought in $24,750 to his campaign account, and $5,000 to his political committee in November.
The campaign account has almost $95,000 now; the committee account has nearly $10,000.
Meanwhile, Yost brought in $165 in November, and has $2,129 on hand.
HD 13 Democratic incumbent Tracie Davis won’t face an electoral challenge in the primary or the general election, and because of that, even a slow month of fundraising doesn’t occasion alarm.
Davis brought in $525 in November, giving her $28,715 raised and on hand — as she has yet to spend any money.
HD 14 Democratic incumbent Kim Daniels ended October with less than $600 on hand. She’s better positioned after November receipts.
The evangelist/representative raked in $3,000, with donations from ABC Liquors and TECO Energy standing out.
Daniels also had negative expenditures — always a good place to be for the budget conscious —