HD 65 hopeful Chris Sprowls continues outpacing Carl Zimmerman in fundraising

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First-time Republican candidate Chris Sprowls continues his fundraising lead over Democratic opponent Democratic Rep. Carl “Z” Zimmerman, in Pinellas County’s House District 65.

Sprowls added $30,570 from October 4-10, as well as another $8,315 in-kind support from the Republican Party of Florida for “polling.” In the weeklong period, he also spent just over $5,000.

To date, the Tarpon Springs native has raised $267,421. With more than $206K in expenditures to date, the Sprowls campaign is entering the final weeks of the General Election with $62,539 on hand.

During the same period, Zimmerman raised $8,720, and spent $22,781, mostly for cable TV ad buys. The incumbent’s total now stands at $114,001. After spending a total of $91,290 to date, Zimmerman’s war chest is at nearly $23,000.

District 65 covers much of north Pinellas County, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and East Lake.

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