The Democratic primary between freshman Rep. Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee) and former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is drawing to a close on August 28th. Despite neither man raising particularly large sums of campaign cash – Lawson obtained over $456,000 as compared to Brown’s $332,000 – a new St. Pete Polls survey (8/11-12; 445 FL-5 likely Democratic primary voters) finds Rep. Lawson holding a comfortable lead, 50-27.5%. Mr. Lawson won the seat in 2016 after defeating then-Rep. Corinne Brown (D-Jacksonville) in the Democratic primary. Ms. Brown would later be convicted on federal corruption charges and sentenced to prison. A total of 13% of those sampled said they have already cast their ballot in the early voting process.
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