Ellyn Bogdanoff raises more than 100K in 13 days for SD 34 campaign

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In the last 13 days of fundraising before the Aug. 26 primaries, former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff collected a blockbuster $100K for her rematch with Democratic Sen. Maria Sachs in Senate District 34.

The Fort Lauderdale Republican raised $104,865 in campaign cash from Aug. 9-21, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. This brings her total to $278,010 since she entered the race on June 11.

With $2,000 in loans and $42,033 in expenditures, Bogdanoff’s cash on hand now stands at $238,000.

In contrast, Sachs received $3,550 during the same periods, for a total of $225,929.

Redistricting in 2012 had Bogdanoff and Sachs, both incumbents, competing for the same Senate district covering Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Sachs won by six points, in what was one of the state’s most expensive — and contentious – races.

Records show Bogdanoff received 194 separate contributions during the reporting period, 76 of which were for the maximum of $1000, and 27 came from a variety of PACs.

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