Joe Garcia isn’t the only local Democrat who had a good fundraising quarter.
And Mario Diaz-Balart isn’t the only local Republican who had a very bad quarter. It’s striking just how poorly the incumbents’ fundraising is going. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen retains a huge advantage from the $1.8 million she had stockpiled before the campaign began — but it’s amazing how her funding seems to be drying up. The others also have a serious cash cushion. But the gap is shrinking…
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - R
Net Contributions for the quarter: $281,087
Net Contributions for election cycle: $1,119,122
Cash on hand: $1,893,392
Annette Taddeo - D
Net Contributions for the quarter: $324,829*
Net Contributions for election cycle: $289,286
Cash on hand*: $457,105
*Ms. Taddeo has loaned her campaign $350,000 to date, including $170,000 this quarter.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart - R
Net Contributions for the quarter: $324,215
Net Contributions for election cycle: $1,158,451
Cash on hand: $1,755,490
Raul Martinez - D
Net Contributions for the quarter: $600,529
Net Contributions for election cycle: $1,217,195
Cash on hand: $1,079,068
Mario Diaz-Balart - R
Net Contributions for the quarter: $234,320
Net Contributions for election cycle: $746,985
Cash on hand: $1,044,586
Joe Garcia - D
Net Contributions for the quarter: $492,749
Net Contributions for election cycle: $824,196
Cash on hand: $700,983
I predict Taddeo’s next quarter will be substantially better than this one, as her name recognition in the district grows, and as she continues to rack up national endorsements.
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