Chauncey Goss is getting a little financial help from a top Florida Republican.
Campaign finance documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show Sen. Jack Latvala donated $1,000 to Goss’ congressional campaign Aug. 18. The donation was included in a 48-hour notice filed with the FEC on Aug. 19.
Goss is running in Florida’s 19th Congressional District. He’ll face Republicans Francis Rooney and Dan Bongino in the Aug. 30 primary.
A well-known Sanibel Island Republican, Goss ran for the seat in 2012, but came in second. He announced his 2016 run within hours of news that Rep. Curt Clawson wouldn’t run for re-election. Records show he raised $346,017 through Aug. 10. That number doesn’t include donations received in the final few weeks of the campaign.
This isn’t the first time Latvala, the incoming chairman of the Senate appropriations committee, has given to a congressional candidate this election cycle. The Clearwater Republican donated $1,250 to David Jolly, who announced in June he was dropping his U.S. Senate bid to run for re-election, on June 17 and another $189 on June 20.
Federal elections records also show he gave $1,000 to Rebecca Negron, who is running in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The Stuart Republican is the wife of Senate President Designate Joe Negron, who had been locked into a battle with Latvala over the Senate presidency.
According to the same campaign finance report, Goss gave his campaign $15,000 on Aug. 18.