Below is News Service of Florida coverage of the April financial reporting numbers released yesterday. Charlie continues to raise the kind of money necessary to propel a proper statewide campaign while Sen. Nan Rich — though she also enjoys the support of the opaque outside group Progressive Choice — would have a hard time pecuniarily in many state Senate races.
Governor Scott, for his part, raised around $1.3 million in April.
Reprinted with permission.
CRIST, COMMITTEE PULL IN $2.2M IN APRIL
May 13, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and a closely aligned political committee raised about $2.2 million in cash in April and neared a total of $10 million to help fuel this year’s campaign, according to newly filed finance reports. Crist late Monday reported raising $927,974 for his campaign account in April, and the political committee, dubbed “Charlie Crist for Florida,” raised $1,279,860. That topped the combined $1.3 million in cash raised during the month by Republican Gov. Rick Scott and a Scott-aligned political committee known as “Let’s Get to Work.” The Scott re-election effort still has a major financial edge over Crist, primarily because Let’s Get to Work had raised an overall total of $28 million through April 30. Crist’s campaign had raised a total of nearly $3.3 million, while the Charlie Crist for Florida committee had raised $6.6 million. The Crist campaign also received $158,857 in in-kind contributions in April, with much of the contributions coming from the Florida Democratic Party for expenses such as campaign staff.
RICH RAISES LESS THAN $21K IN APRIL
May 12, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich raised $20,748 in cash for her campaign account in April, while also receiving $34,583 in in-kind contributions, newly filed reports show. Rich, a former Senate minority leader from Weston, is far behind Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist in raising money for the gubernatorial race. Rich had raised an overall total of $348,804 in cash through April 30, while spending $244,554, the reports show. She also had received a total of $216,883 in in-kind contributions. Most of the in-kind contributions in April came from the Florida Democratic Party. Rich also heads a political committee called Citizens for a Progressive Florida. It had raised an overall total of $92,815 but did not report receiving any contributions in April.