In ultra-competitive SD 15:
Jim Norman raised $18,700, bringing his overall total to $177,820.
Rob Wallace, seen as a stalking horse for forces not excited with the prospect of Jack Latvala as Senate President one day, was out-fundraised by Tea Partier John Korsak.
Wallace raised just $8,655 and spent $3,084, while Korsak raised a surprising $11,090 and spent virtually noting.
It’s nice to be in leadership:
The next three Speakers of the Florida House — Will Weatherford, Chris Dorworth and Richard Corcoran — all posted healthy fundraising reports for the first quarter of 2012.
Will Weatherford raised $24,650 to bring his overall total to $421,800.
Chris Dorworth raised $30,900 to bring his overall total to just over $250,000.
Richard Corcoran raised $25,275 to bring his overall total to $201.062.
One of the more impressive numbers come from HD 7:
Halsey Beshears raises over $108,000 and keeps spending tight.
Newcomer in District 24 does well:
Another top fund-raiser during the quarter was Republican House candidate Travis Hutson, who brought in $70,675. A St. Johns County resident, he is running in District 24, which includes parts of St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties.
In a possible HD 47 match-up:
Eric Eisnaugle raised $9,325, bringing his overall total to $115,950.
Scott Randolph raised $4,239, bringing his overall total to $49,483.
Democrats smelling victory in HD 49:
Republican Rene Plasencia raised $17,976
Democrat Joe Saunders raised $55,731
Looking to return to the Florida House in District 55:
Randy Johnson raised $6,750 and loaned himself $23,000 – a little light in my opinion. That won’t be enough to keep possible challengers out of the race.
Competitive primary in House District 65:
Chris Sprowls raised $23,900 during his first quarter on the fundraising trail, while only spending $609, giving him just enough money to mount an insurgent campaign.
The Eagle soars:
In the first three months of 2012, Dane Eagle raised over $53,000, bringing the campaign total to more than $100,000.
Strong showing from newcomer in House District 78:
Political newcomer Heather Fitzenhagen raised $65,377 and spent $20,128 during her first quarter on the campaign trail.