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GOP candidates line up for Adkins, Perry seats

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With Republicans Janet Adkins and Keith Perry leaving their North Florida House seats this year, GOP candidates continue lining up to try to replace them.

Fernandina Beach Republican David Bunk opened a campaign account Monday to try to succeed the term-limited Adkins in House District 11, which includes Nassau County and part of Duval County.

Bunk became the seventh Republican to open an account in the race, joining Cord Byrd, Jack Daniels, Barry Holloway, Donnie Horner, Tom Taylor and Sheri Treadwell.

As of Feb. 29, Horner was the top fund-raiser, bringing in $101,525, while Treadwell had raised $88,420, according to the state Division of Elections website.

Meanwhile, Newberry Republican Timothy Rogers became the third GOP candidate to open an account to try to succeed Perry in House District 21, which includes Dixie, Gilchrist and part of Alachua counties. Perry is running for the Senate this year. 

Also hoping to succeed Perry are Newberry Republican Charles Clemons and Alachua Republican Wenda Lewis, both of whom entered the race last month.

Lewis had raised $35,900 as of Feb. 29 and loaned $100,000 to the campaign, while Clemons had raised $35,995, according to the Division of Elections website.