Republican Chris Sprowls made a huge media buy, while incumbent Rep. Carl “Z” Zimmerman received more help from state Democrats, in the House District 65 race during the week of Oct. 11-17.
Although Sprowls added only $4,675 in the weeklong period, he spent over $35K – mostly to Strategic Image Management for print media and signage. To date, the Tarpon Springs native raised $272,096, and his campaign price tag stands at just over $241K, according to recent Division of Elections reports.
Sprowls, a first-time GOP candidate, is entering the last weeks of the General Election with $31,400 on hand.
At the same time, Zimmerman raised $11,725, as well as another $8,600 in campaign staff support from the Florida Democratic Party. During the week, he spent nearly $12,000, mostly on cable TV media buys. His fundraising is $125,726 overall through Oct. 17.
After $103,264 in total expenditures, Zimmerman’s war chest now hovers under $18,000.
District 65 covers a large part of North Pinellas County, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and East Lake.