In the Senate District 6 special election, state Rep. Ronald “Doc” Renuart edged out state Rep. Travis Hutson in fundraising for last month, but Renuart still lags behind in overall campaign cash, according to the Division of Elections.
Renuart collected $51,100 in contributions in November, for a total of $53,850, not including $50,000 in loans to his campaign. As of Nov. 30, the Ponte Vedra Beach Republican spent $3,983.
During the same period, Hutson raised $26,350, for an overall take of $156,200. In addition, Hutson also advanced his campaign another $100,000, for a total of $150,000 in loans. Reports show the Elkton Republican also spent $63,553 through Nov. 30.
Reports for the two other SD 6 candidates — Democrat David Cox and Republican Dennis McDonald – were still pending as of Tuesday.
Candidates face a Wednesday deadline for filing their latest finance reports.
Special elections were called to replace former state Sen. John Thrasher, who resigned in November to accept the role of Florida State University president. The special GOP primary is Jan. 27; the special general election is April 7. Senate District 6 includes St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and parts of Volusia counties.