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Here's where sh*t stands – the 'fundraising reports are rolling in' edition
Due to the Independence Day holiday and to line up the reporting schedule for the rest of the election cycle, candidates for state and local office received a few extra days to raise money for their campaigns. The deadline for the second quarter was July 6 with campaign treasurer’s reports due by Friday, July 13.
These fundraising reports are rolling in. Keep checking back here for updates about who raised what and where sh*t stands.
In the US Senate race, Connie Mack raised $839,000 during the second quarter giving him $1.39 million in the bank.
In CD 9, John Quiñones, the leading Republican candidate in the race to face Alan Grayson in November’s election, released proof of his campaign’s momentum, raising over $155,000 during the financial quarter ending June 30th.
In State Senate District 22, Jeff Brandes has loaned $500,000 to his campaign. Brandes made a $250,000 loan Friday, after also making a $250,000 loan on June 1. He also has raised $68,450 in contributions since entering the District 22 race at the beginning of June.
In House District 5, State Rep. Marti Coley, a Marianna Republican seeking a final term in the House, raised $50,196 in contributions during the past three months. Coley has raised a total of $108,046
In House District 36, epublican Mike Fasano has raised $103,152 in contributions since entering the District 36 race in April.
In House District 49, Joe Saunders, an equal rights advocate and community organizer, raised $44,920 during the second quarter, bringing his overall total to $100,651.
In House District 65, Peter Nehr collected $46,688 during the second quarter, bringing his overall total to $125,331.
In House District 69, Democrat Josh Shulman collected $18,074 during the second quarter, his first on the campaign trail.
In the Palm Beach State Attorney race, Dave Aronberg raised $180,000 during the second quarter, bringing his overall total to nearly $455,000.