Governor hopefuls give boost to Florida Democratic Party

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THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

With an infusion of hundreds of thousands of dollars from gubernatorial candidates’ political committees, the Florida Democratic Party raised nearly $1.68 million from April 1 through June 30 – far outpacing the amount raised by the state Republican Party, according to newly filed finance reports.

The Democratic Party brought in $1,678,112 during the period. That included $210,000 from the political committee “Florida Forward,” linked to gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, and $210,000 from the committee “Our Florida,” linked to gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham.

The party also received $145,000 from the committee “Rise and Lead Florida,” linked to gubernatorial candidate Chris King.

The Republican Party, meanwhile, collected $338,942 during the three-month period, according to the reports posted late Monday on the state Division of Elections website. Contributions included $50,000 from Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and $50,000 from the health insurer Florida Blue.

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