In HD 67, Rep. Ed Hooper has big cash haul


Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, collected $46,410 in contributions between July 21 and Aug. 9, giving him an overall total of $155,240, according to newly filed reports via the News Service of Florida. Hooper, who is running in House District 67, faces Largo Republican Christopher Shepard in Tuesday’s primary, with the winner going against Clearwater Democrat Ben Farrell in November. Updated reports for Shepard and Farrell were not immediately available Friday morning, but neither had raised much money before July 21.