In the race for campaign cash, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum outraised Democrat Alex Sink in the final three months of 2009. But the Democratic chief financial officer still has a considerable fundraising lead over the Republican attorney general, having raised more than $5 million to date, compared with roughly $3.3 million by McCollum.
Sink announced Wednesday that she had raised $1.05 million in the last quarter of 2009, a day after McCollum announced raising $1.4 million in the same period. Her campaign said she has $4.3 million on hand, while the McCollum campaign said it was still calculating.
Details, including who gave to the candidates, won't be available until the campaign finance reports are filed. That deadline is Monday.