The state’s Democrats, in the wake of their Leadership Blue Gala, say they raised nearly $3.5 million through the first half of the year.
Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Johanna Cervone made the claim in a Saturday news release.
“As part of their statewide plan, Florida Democrats will be on the ground working to register voters, organizing door-knocking efforts, and hosting community events,” she said.
Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel, Senate Democratic Leader-designate Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth and House Democratic Leader-designate Kionne McGhee of Miami issued the following joint statement regarding the Democrats’ fundraising program:
“Democrats are more fired up and ready to win than ever before. Having raised nearly $3.5 million this year, Florida Democrats are immensely grateful for the generous support of our donors and Democratic legislators from across the state.
“We are committed to supporting Democrats from school board to U.S. Senate, and as we continue to build grassroots enthusiasm and raise resources, we are confident that Florida Democrats will win in 2018.”
As a postscript, the release added: “By this time in 2013 (a similar off-year), the Florida Democratic Party had raised $2,659,000. Recent fundraising efforts mark close to a $1 million increase in dollars raised.”