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Kriseman raises more than $100,000 for St. Petersburg mayor's race

ST. PETERSBURG — In his effort to become St. Petersburg's new mayor, Rick Kriseman's fundraising efforts remained strong in the second quarter of the year.

After collecting $51,381 in campaign donations between January and March, the former city council member and state lawmaker raised another $58,213 between April and June.

"Once again, I am humbled that the people of St. Petersburg have chosen to invest in my vision to move this city forward," he said in a statement. Kriseman has spent nearly $30,000 of the total $109,594 raised so far. He's received another $30,075 of in-kind contributions for goods and services.

Historically, fundraising has been a key predictor in the mayor's race. Since at least 1993, the mayoral candidate who raised the most money has won the job.

Kathleen Ford, who entered the race in mid-April, is behind, with $18,860 (and a $2,000 loan). She's spent about a third of that.

Ford said she was "deeply grateful" for the support. She declined to comment on Kriseman's steep advantage.

Mayor Bill Foster brought in $24,710 during the first quarter but would not reveal his latest figures.

"We did significantly better (than in the first quarter)," he said Wednesday before a campaign debate at Suncoast Tiger Bay Club.

Candidates in the mayoral and City Council elections had until Wednesday to either deliver or mail their second-quarter campaign reports to the city clerk. Foster said his are in the mail.

John Woodrow Cox can be reached at

Kriseman raises more than $100,000 for St. Petersburg mayor's race 07/10/13 [Last modified: Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:55pm]
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