Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Politics

St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster outraises competitors in second quarter

ST. PETERSBURG — In his bid to stay in office, Mayor Bill Foster raised more in campaign donations than either of his competitors during the second quarter of the year.

His $68,892 haul topped former state Rep. Rick Kriseman's by about $10,000 and Kathleen Ford's by about $50,000.

Still, Foster remains behind Kriseman in total money raised, with $93,602 versus $109,594.

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.

Because Foster mailed his, it wasn't available until Friday.

"I'm gratified by the number of St. Petersburg and Pinellas residents who see this election as important," Foster said Wednesday.

"We don't have to go far to get support," he said, making a likely jab at Kriseman, who has relied heavily on contributions from outside the city and county.

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