Menza menz: Sen. Jim Norman raises $18K but spends $16K during 1Q

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Despite a strong legislative session, during which he was credited for staving off disastrous budget cuts for the University of South Florida, state Senator Jim Norman posted a menza menz fundraising report for the first quarter, raising $18,700 to bring his overall total to $177,820. But he spent over $16K and has spent $73K to-date.

Norman faces a primary challenge from former Rep. Rob Wallace.

It’s a certainty that this race will be as influenced by third-party money as it is by what the candidates raise.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.