Late Friday afternoon, the campaign of former mayor Rick Baker released fundraising totals for June. And they're impressive: another $300,000, bringing the mayor's totals to about $854,000.
Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign hadn't released totals on Friday. The mayor had raised more than $500,000 through the end of May.
The two Ricks have already smashed fundraising records for a mayoral race in the Sunshine City.
Last month, Baker raised most of his money---in total dollars---from GOP-controlled PACs and deep-pocketed Republicans.
So how about June? Details weren't available on Friday on the state Elections Division website (for PAC donations) or the city's Election database.
Bay Buzz will likely have to wait until after the July 4th holiday to inform readers on who is fiilling Baker's campaign coffers.
News release below:
Rick Baker raises over $300,000 in second
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – June 30, 2017 – At the close of the second month of fundraising, Rick Baker has raised $300,740 in contributions to his campaign and Seamless Florida, an affiliated political committee. Bringing the total raised in just seven weeks to approximately $854,000.
"It is heartening to see the overwhelming support our movement is receiving. Yard signs throughout the city, the huge victory at the Mt. Zion straw poll and record breaking financial support are all signs of the rapidly growing momentum for change at city hall," said Baker.