One stat tells you all you need to know about Florida legislative campaigns…


This one stat, courtesy of Aaron DeSlatte of the Orlando Sentinel, tells you all you need to know about Florida legislative campaigns:

A fund controlled by House Minority Leader Perry Thurston to help Democratic House candidates has raised just $15,000 since being created in January. By contrast, Thurston’s Republican counterpart, incoming House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, has raised $1.37 million this year for his own fund.



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