Former lawmaker Nancy Argenziano is getting swamped financially in her independent bid to return to the House. But new campaign-finance reports via the News Service of Florida show she has received $500 from former state Chief Financial Officer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink and a total of $1,000 from Sen. Paula Dockery, and Dockery’s husband, C.C. “Doc” Dockery.
Also, the reports show Argenziano has received contributions from labor groups, such as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Florida Police Benevolent Association.
Nevertheless, Argenziano’s Republican opponent in House District 34, Rep. Jimmie Smith of Inverness, holds a dominating lead in raising money. Smith collected $79,665 between Aug. 10 and Sept. 14, giving him an overall total of $180,387. Argenziano raised $10,208 during the period and reported a total of $15,603.