House District 65 GOP candidate Chris Sprowls continues his fundraising lead, adding another $8,525 in the reporting period of July 5-18.
Sprowls brings his contributions to $168,401, keeping his substantial cash on hand to nearly $110,000, in his bid to oust incumbent Democrat Rep. Carl “Z” Zimmermann. House District 65 covers Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and East Lake.
During the same period, Zimmerman raised only $1,535, with an additional $1,750 of in-kind donations from the Florida Democratic Party for “cost of campaign staff.” This brings the incumbent’s total to $74,016 — 43 percent of the amount raised by first-time candidate Sprowls.
Zimmerman spent $1,034, for total expenditures of $9,546, leaving $64,570 cash on hand, less than two-thirds that of his chief GOP opponent.
Sprowls also faces Republican Debbie Faulkner in the Aug. 26 GOP primary. Faulkner raised $300 from July 5-18 for a total of $9,362 and $3,824 on hand.