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Trujillo, Rivera add to cash for House races


Looking to win a fourth term in the House, state Rep. Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami, raised $59,000 last month and neared $200,000 in overall contributions, according to newly filed finance reports. Trujillo is running in House District 105, which includes parts of Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties. He had raised a total of $193,912 as of May 31 and had about $142,000 in available cash. The only other candidate in the race, Naples Republican Victor Dotres, had raised a total of $310. In another South Florida race, former Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, raised $31,000 last month as he seeks to make a political comeback in Miami-Dade's House District 118. Rivera had raised a total of $101,274 and loaned $50,000 to his campaign, while spending $6,118 as of May 31. Rivera is one of four Republicans and one Democrat seeking to replace Rep. Frank Artiles, a Miami Republican running for the Senate this year. Homestead Republican Lynda Bell raised $14,790 and loaned $5,000 to her campaign after entering the race May 10, the records show. Meanwhile, Miami Republican Anthony Rodriguez raised $7,470 last month, bringing his overall total to $25,465. Rodriguez also has loaned $25,000 to his campaign. Miami Republican Steven Anthony Rojas Tallon has raised an overall total of $2,950 and loaned $22,050 to his campaign, while Democrat Robert Asencio has raised a total of $20,005 and loaned $11,650 to his campaign.