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100 days out, the campaign finance storylines of Florida’s elections are taking shape

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The 2014 General Election is less than 100 days away and the campaign finance story lines are  taking shape. We analyzed Florida’s 2014 election cycle state level candidate and committee fundraising activity so far and then compared it to the activity of the 2012 and 2010 cycles through the same time periods. The candidate and political committee statistics contained in this memo account for data through the P2 report which ended July 4, 2014. The State Party statistics, however, account…

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Crist’s 2014 fundraising barely keeping pace with Sink’s 2010 performance

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Editor’s note: The following is an analysis from Brecht Heuchan of Contribution Link.  Governor Charlie Crist was recently asked if it was harder raising money as a Democrat than as a Republican. His answer, “… so far, no, it’s been wonderful…” Even if we gave Governor Crist the benefit of the doubt, between the campaign account and the PC so far in 2014 he is on par with his 2006 performance but only if comparing to the ’06 campaign account…

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How Matt Gaetz raised a quarter of a million dollars in 49 days

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The next election for Florida’s Senate District 1 is still three years away. So how did Matt Gaetz, with another respected candidate already in the race, raise a quarter of a million dollars in 49 days?  Surprising everyone but himself, Representative Matt Gaetz posted a staggering fundraising haul which for now leaves him the only candidate in the race and obvious frontrunner to fill the Northwest Florida Senate seat being vacated by his father in 2016.  Gaetz’s hands-on, determined approach…

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