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.