Democrats have fundraising lead in two Hillsborough state House contests

Democrats lead in campaign funding in two competitive Hillsborough County state House races — East Hillsborough’s District 69 where Democratic Rep. Andrew Learned faces a challenge from Republican Danny Alvarez in a GOP-leaning swing seat, and the South Tampa-based District 65, where Democrat Jen McDonald and Republican Karen Gonzalez Pittman are battling for an open seat.

The South Tampa race offers Democrats a rare chance to flip a Republican seat. It’s currently held by Rep. Jackie Toledo, who left it for an unsuccessful congressional run.

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