The Democratic primary challenge to freshman Rep. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) became even more serious yesterday when the state AFL-CIO announced it support of the Congressman’s opponent, former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. In 2016, Mr. Lawson unseated then-Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville) after both the district was re-drawn to include most of the city of Tallahassee and Rep. Brown had been indicted on federal charges for which she would later be convicted.
Neither man has raised much money. The Congressman had obtained just over $319,000 through the end of March, while Mr. Brown had attracted approximately $167,000 in financial support. The new financial disclosure reports, which will cover through the period ending June 30th, will reveal more current information. The Florida primary is August 28th.
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