Two Republicans facing first-term Democratic Rep. Karen Castor-Dentel in House District 30 finished their primary runs with nearly identical fundraising amounts
Longwood City Commissioner Bob Cortes and Seminole County Soil & Water Conservation Commissioner Scott Sturgill ended the Aug. 9-21 fundraising period reporting a total of just under $105K each.
During the 13-day period, Cortes added $3,210 for total of $104,550; Sturgill brought in $10,150 for $104,963.
As for Castor-Dentel, she took in $11,545, bringing her total to $167,608 overall, spending only $7,400. She starts the general election with $128,100 cash-on-hand, according to the state Division of Elections website.
Cortes, co-owner of Cortes Towing Service, spent $113,128 so far, ending the primary with $16,423 cash-on-hand.
Sturgill, CEO of Durable Safety Products, spent $95,351, leaving him a war chest of $9,585.
House District 30 covers sections of Seminole and Orange Counties.