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Lauren Book continues SD 33 winning streak, posting $68K in Oct. fundraising

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By most accounts, Lauren Book’s October fundraising would be considered a home run, coming in at $68,000, even as it is down a bit from the blockbuster $350,000 posted in September.

According to newly released financial reports, Book – who is seeking the Senate District 33 seat — spent $7,186 in expenditures last month. Her performance leaves the first-time candidate with a robust $413,000 cash-on-hand.

Most big-name lobbyists and consultants donated the maximum during September while The Rubin Group and its CEO William Rubin each sent a check to the campaign last month.

Disney and the Peebles and Smith law firm were among the other prominent October donors.

The campaign spent about $4,800 on consulting, and another $2,176 for a campaign fundraiser at the Il Gabbiano Restaurant.

Book’s political committee, Leadership for Broward, also posted some slightly down-to-earth numbers compared to earlier months, posting a healthy $713,000 on-hand after bringing in $11,500 in October.

PAC took $5,000 of its October contributions from OD-EYEPAC, a political committee representing the Florida Optometric Association.

Book faces minimal competition for the seat. Currently, Democrat Emmanuel Blimie is the only other declared candidate, with an account showing only a $50 loan from September.

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and FloridaPolitics.com. While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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