Florida House fundraising trickles in
Here's a look at some of the notable Florida House election fundraising from reports due today. A majority of reports have yet to be released yet, but the early results show Republicans raking in cash. We'll be updating this post with more results during the day. (Updated 5:14 p.m.)
District 45 (all Republicans)
Richard Corcoran: $35,845 raised, $20,267 spent
Corcoran, backed by state Sen. Mike Fasano in the Pinellas-Pasco district, has raised $133,317 and spent $33,307. No Democrat has filed yet, leaving this contest a potentially tough primary tilt, particularly between Corcoran and Pasco County School Board member Kathryn Starkey, the early leaders.
Kathryn Starkey: not reported yet. She had raised $64,800 by the end of September.
Fabian Calvo: not reported yet. The conservative radio host and businessman had raised $12,895 through September.
Rep. Peter Nehr: $22,460 raised, $5,624 spent. Nehr, R-Tarpon Springs, has faced fights for re-election before in the north Pinellas County district. He already has a sizable financial advantage at $46,700 raised overall and $10,800 spent.
Tom McKone(Democrat): $5,200 raised, $2,388 spent. McKone, an East Lake Fire Commission member, has raised $13,770 overall
Rep. Janet Long: $11,335 raised, $3,958 total. While no final quarter report was available, Long, D-Seminole, had raised $45,450 through September, spending $8,700. That still gives her the lead in the Pinellas district.
Larry Ahern (Republican): $4,715 raised, $3,957 spent. Ahern has raised $11,100 overall and spent $6,500.
Dawn Thompson (Republican): $2,191 raised and $1,044 spent. That's virtually all her finances, save a $250 loan in the previous quarter.
Joe Haynes (Libertarian): $20 raised, plus a $500 loan. He spent $222.
David DeCamp, Times staff writer