Republican state Cabinet members Jeff Atwater and Adam Putnam, facing little opposition for their re-election bids, seem to have slowed their fundraising efforts, according to the newest reports filed with the state Division of Elections.
From July 5-11, Atwater, the state’s Chief Financial Officer, raised $10,315, for a total of $1,992,641. Agriculture Commissioner Putnam raised $4,910 in the same seven-day period; his total stands at $2,018,460. Revised fundraising numbers for the Democratic opponents were still pending as of Friday afternoon.
William Rankin, the Democrat running against Atwater, has a total of $13,740 through July 4. Thad Hamilton, Putnam’s Democratic opponent, raised a total of $14,953 through June 27, according to DoE records.