Just two days after this blog reported St. Petersburg mayoral challenger Rick Kriseman up ten points over incumbent Bill Foster, the campaign reports that Kriseman‘s fundraising haul for the first reporting period after the runoff is over $50,000. The former city councilman and state representative raised $59,004, bringing his cash on hand in the run-off election to $60,487.
“Once again, I am humbled by the outpouring of support for my campaign for mayor of St. Petersburg,” said Kriseman. “This campaign has grown into a movement for a St. Petersburg with more jobs, better schools, and stronger neighborhoods. The people of this city want decisive leadership from City Hall and I am confident I will deliver that leadership as mayor.”
Kriseman brought in over 200 contributions, 75% of which came from Pinellas County. A majority of the contributions came from within St. Petersburg.
Kriseman recorded a thank-you message to supporters and contributors. “If we’re gonna win this thing,” he says, “we’ve got to have the ability to get our message out, and talk about making St. Petersburg even better than it is today.”