In the final reporting period before Tuesday’s General Election, GOP hopeful Bill Young II posts a huge last-minute push – in both fundraising and expenditures — in the effort to unseat incumbent Democrat Rep. Dwight Dudley in House District 68.
The two candidates are entering the home stretch separated by just over $1,200 in fundraising.
Young, son of the late Republican U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, added $62,885 in contributions from Oct. 18-30, as well as nearly $30K of in-kind support from the Republican Party of Florida. He ends the campaign at $245,569.
HD 68 voters can expect to see tons of Young ads before Tuesday, after he spent a massive $106,861 in the reporting period, mostly for direct mail and media placement. His total price tag now stands at $224,313, as he finishes his first campaign with $21,256 cash on hand.
At the same time, Dudley recorded another $32,281, to finish just behind Young with $243,281. To date, the Democrat’s campaign cost $217,820, leaving him a war chest of only $25,461.
District 68 covers much of eastern Pinellas County, Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg.