John Rutherford, Al Lawson Show Strong 2017 Fundraising
John Rutherford, Al Lawson show strong 2017 fundraising
Freshman Jacksonville-area Congressmen John Rutherford and Al Lawson may have different party labels.
But they both have strong fundraising in the latest campaign finance report, suggesting that either will be tough outs in primaries.
Rutherford hauled in over $155,000 off of 69 total contributions from January to June 2017; Lawson brought in over $158,000 off 118 total contributions, doing even better than Rutherford.
Rutherford’s donors, month in and month out, speak to the strength of his position. Many prominent locals — from Jaguars owner Shahid Khan on down — have given to Rutherford in the last six months. But national players, including House Speaker Paul Ryan‘ …