In 2012, incumbent State Rep. Scott Plakon was narrowly unseated by challenger Karen Castor Dentel; meanwhile, challenger-turned-
In 2014, Plakon and Clelland will square off for House District 29, this time with Clelland on the defense.
But looking simply at cumulative first and second quarter fundraising totals, Rep. Clelland shows no sign of backing down quietly, outraising Plakon by $19,231. Clelland, a Democrat, raised $56,281, leaving him with all but $13.25 in the bank, while Plakon brought in $37,050 and spent $2,073.
A closer look at their campaign finance reports shows that Clelland’s leg up in fundraising came from a larger base of donors. Clelland’s 217 donors contributed an average of $259, while Plakon’s 122 donors contributed an average of $304. Just over 17 percent of Plakon’s donors are based in Tallahassee, and the same is true for about 9 percent of Clelland’s.