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The top 2010 money grabbers are....



Here's the list of the top 20 money grabbers running for state office in 2010** this past quarter:

Alex Sink  $1,613,474.17
Bill McCollum  $1,059,278.05
Jeff Atwater  $   532,452.50
Adam Putnam  $   384,961.74
John Thrasher  $   272,878.56
Jack Latvala  $   233,959.64
Dave Aronberg  $   173,512.00
Miguel A. Diaz de la Portilla  $   163,950.00
Anitere Flores  $   162,700.80
David Rivera  $   161,504.00
Dan Gelber  $   152,053.50
Ben Albritton  $   148,435.85
Bill Montford  $   111,204.73
Josue Larose  $   100,000.00
Kevin C. Ambler  $     93,778.12
Samantha Ruiz Cohen  $     88,858.00
Carey Baker  $     73,454.46
David R. Maymon  $     68,535.00
Rene Garcia  $     62,245.00
Loranne Ausley  $     61,038.53

Note: the list includes in-kind contributions (was too lazy to cull them out). Even so, consider that Gov. Charlie Crist raised so much money ($4.3m) in his U.S. Senate bid that it exceeds the top 8 state candidates combined (caveat: federal candidates can raise way more cash.**

**Another Note: this doesn't include those who are listed to run for office in 2012 (though they're going to be running in 2010 because the incumbent is running for another office). So this would include Ellyn Bogdanoff (c. $89k) and Nick Loeb ($238k -- whoa! -- though apparently lots of this money is rollover from another campaign).

-- Marc Caputo

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:51pm]


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