Pam Bondi approaches $1.4 million raised for re-election bid

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Attorney General Pam Bondi added another $41,050 for her re-election bid from June 21 to June 27, for  a total of $1,392,746 in her official campaign account, according to newly filed reports with the state Division of Elections.

Bondi continued her dominating fundraising lead over Democrats George Sheldon and Perry Thurston.

In addition to her campaign account, Bondi’s political communications fund — called “And Justice for All” — now stands at $1,027, 582.40, of which $1,024,100.00 is monetary and $3,482.40 of in-kind donations.

“Justice for All,” a similarly named but separate political committee, reported a total of $727,098.77, of which $721,250.00 is monetary and $5,848.77 in-kind.

Sheldon, a former secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, took in $13,103 during the seven-day reporting period, for a  total of $263,966.

Florida House Minority Leader Thurston raised $9,475, bringing his overall total to $152,956.

For the other Cabinet races, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam broke the $2 million mark in his re-election effort. Putnam collected $20,300 between June 21 and June 27, for a total of $2,009,715.

Republican Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater raised $27,723, bringing his net total to $1,958,731. Atwater’s Democrat opponents remained far behind; Thad Hamilton raised $190 during the period, and only $125 by  William Rankin.

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