A slingshot, when he needs a sword: George LeMieux raises $305K in 1st quarter

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George LeMieux today released his fundraising totals for the first quarter, reporting $1.2 million cash on hand, over $2 million raised to date, and $305,752 raised in the first three months of 2012.

“Cash on hand is what matters most and LeMieux and Mack the Fourth are neck in neck,” said Brian Seitchik, LeMieux’s campaign manager. “When Floridians’ attention turns to the Senate Primary, we will have the resources necessary to educate voters on George’s strong fiscal record contrasted with Connie Mack the Fourth’s history of earmarks, raising the debt ceiling, and increasing his own Congressional salary.”

Mack’s campaign manager, Jeff Cohen, was less than impressed:

“George LeMieux continues to raise less and less with each passing quarter, while Connie Mack raises more and more.  George LeMieux’s weak fundraising performance is because his lackluster campaign of desperation has turned off supporters and, according to the latest Rasmussen poll, his negatives are three times higher than his positives.

“George LeMieux is proving there are fewer and fewer Charlie Crist supporters, and his own figures show he is spending almost everything he is raising in real time.

“Having raised barely over $300,000, one has to wonder how he managed that feat and how many cousins or law partners he has left to ask for a contribution.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.