Florida Politics December 11, 2019
Written By Jacob Ogles
Rep. Tommy Gregory out-raised Democratic challenger David Fairey by a more than 63-to-1 margin in November.
The Sarasota Republican’s haul showed the power of Tallahassee connections when it comes to defending a seat. One of the only incumbent lawmakers in Southwest Florida already facing opposition, Gregory substantially stepped up fundraising in November.
During the month, he pulled in $32,554, bringing total contributions to $85,054. By comparison, Fairey raised $515 in November, and has $13,200 in total contributions.
Gregory won a feisty primary in 2018 that ultimately imploded after opponent Melissa Howard withdrew following a credentials scandal. He went on to easily win in November over Democrat Liv Coleman in the heavily Republican district. Now running for a sophomore term, Gregory tapped statewide players....
... But Gregory also collected some serious contributions from GOP supporters living in the Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch area. Contractor David Sessions and homebuilder John Neal each gave $1,000 donations, as did Neal Land & Neighborhoods...
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