Charlie Crist rakes in $271,000 for quarter, pulls ahead in congressional fundraising
Charlie Crist entered the 13th District race six months after Eric Lynn.
But, on Friday, the longtime politician passed the political newcomer in campaign cash. Crist posted $271,000 for the quarter, bringing his total to $778,000, a slight edge over Lynn's $753,000, according to the Crist campaign.
Crist and Lynn are battling for the Democratic nod in the newly-configured district, which now tilts significantly Democratic. The primary is Aug.30.
Here is the news release from the Crist campaign:Crist for Congress Campaign Announces Q1 2016 Fundraising Total, New Endorsements
St. Petersburg, Fla. - Governor Charlie Crist's campaign for Florida's 13th Congressional district today announced its 1st quarter 2016 fundraising total.
The campaign raised more than $271,000 in the first quarter of 2016, and has raised more than $778,000 from nearly 2,300 contributions since joining the race in October 2015. Crist leads all candidates for CD-13 in overall fundraising and contributions.
"I'm humbled and grateful that our campaign now leads all opponents in total fundraising for this race," said Governor Charlie Crist. "Thanks to the people, we're closer to being able to get our message out - a message of fairness, equality, and opportunity."
The campaign also announced two new endorsements, from Dunedin Mayor Julie Bujalski and from the National Association of Police Organizations.