When pigs really do fly: Florida Democratic party raised more money than GOP
Well, here's something we haven't seen in a long time: New state campaign finance reports show that in the three months ending June 30, the Florida Democratic Party raised $1.67 million, and the Republican Party of Florida raised $339,000.
This is what happens when the governor, Rick Scott, and the leading candidate for the GOP nomination for governor in 2018, Adam Putnam, and the GOP members of the Florida Senate are concentrating on filling their own political campaign accounts, instead of the party's. It probably doesn't help either that Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is also now concentrating his energy on his own political committee, rather than the state GOP led by Blaise Ingoglia, who spent considerably more than he raised in the latest quarter
The Florida GOP has outraised the Democratic party for the first six months of the year, $2.79 million to $2.52 million, but that's less than a third of what the GOP raised in that same period four years ago.