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Rob Bradley and Denise Grimsley each broke $20K in September fundraising

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Incumbent Republican state Sens. Rob Bradley and Denise Grimsley each broke $20,000 in contributions last month and neither faces any opposition in their districts, though that could change depending on how the upcoming redistricting session shakes out.

Bradley’s $20,500 month included a dozen $1,000 checks, including checks from state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto’s committee, Protect Florida Families, and Senate President Andy Gardiner’s committee, Protect Our Liberty.

Expenditures totaled $1,785 for the month, with most of that money going to BHB Consulting. The final tally leaves the Fleming Island Republican with about $325,000 cash-on-hand for his campaign account. His committee, Working for Florida’s Families, took in $29,500 and spent $16,750 in September and currently sits with about $187,000 on-hand.

Grimsley did a little better, reporting $24,695 in donations against just under $6,000 in expenditures. Contributions included $1,000 from Bradley’s committee, alongside a pair of $1,000 checks from committees representing probate lawyers. Last month’s performance left her campaign with a healthy $166,000 in the bank.

The Sebring Republican’s committee, Saving Florida’s Heartland, had a down month, though. For the sixth month in a row, the committee’s expenses outstripped its income, this month to the tune of $9,000. Heading into October, the committee had just over $230,000 on-hand.

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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