Incumbent Keith Perry leading Andrew Morey in Democratic-leaning HD 21


To win House District 21, Republican Rep. Keith Perry of Gainesville must seek votes in a redrawn district that differs dramatically from where he first got elected in 2010. His efforts so far appear to be paying off.

According to a new survey conducted by St. Pete Polls, Perry leads his Democratic challenger, Andrew Morey, 47.1% to 40.4%, with nearly 12.5% of voters undecided. The poll of likely voters was conducted Oct. 3 through Oct. 6 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.5%.

During the most recent fundraising period, Perry widened his fund-raising lead over Morey. Perry got $49,000 from the Republican Party of Florida and also received contributions from a wide range of businesses and groups, such as several political committees linked to the Florida Retail Federation. Perry has raised an overall total of $271,406, while Morey raised $24,065 during the period and has a total of $40,475.

Newly drawn, District 21 includes western Alachua County and all of Gilchrist and Dixie counties, while Perry’s old district stretched from Alachua into Levy and Marion counties.



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