Ellyn Bogdanoff posts another $62K in fundraising for SD 34 rematch; total stands at $550K

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In the final weeks before the Nov. 4 General Election, former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff collected nearly $62K from Oct. 11-17 in a rematch with Democratic Sen. Maria Sachs for Senate District 34.

The Fort Lauderdale Republican added $61,890, for a total of $550,285 in campaign cash in the weeklong period, according to the Florida Division of Elections. She also added another $50,000 in loans and received $2,300 in-kind support.

With a massive $162K spent for the week – mostly on media advertising – Bogdanoff brought her total campaign price tag to $537,601. Her cash on hand now stands at just under $60,000.

In contrast, Sachs received $13,660 during the same period, as well as $24,000 of in-kind support from the Florida Democratic Party. The Delray Beach Democrat now has a total of $321,552 and enters the home stretch of the campaign with just under $27,540 on hand.

Redistricting had Bogdanoff and Sachs, both incumbents, running in the same Senate district covering Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Sachs won in 2012 by six points, and this year’s rematch has become one of Florida’s most expensive — and combative – races.

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