Final fundraising numbers for the primary in the St. Petersburg Mayoral Race:
Jamie Bennett reported $1,000 in contributions. For the primary he raised $47,683. About $5OK less than what he would have raised had he still had me around.
Scott Wagman raises $3,735.01 and loans his campaign $30,000 (now $170,000 all together). For the primary he raised a total of $271,635. You may remember Larry and Mitch bragging about their guy raisin’ $500K for this race. Fellas, hate to tell you, but you missed your fundraising goals.
Kathleen Ford raises $5,936.42. For the primary, she raised a total of $35,101.42. An embarrassingly small figure for someone who wants to be the leader of 280,000 people.
Deveron Gibbons reported raising $16,974 and $190,344 overall. More than 65% of his money has come from zip codes outside of St. Petersburg.
Ed Helm reported raising $4,341 and $5,791 overall. Wonder what Ed does next?
Bill Foster reported raising $15,015 and $89,136 overall. Exactly the right amount of money. But did he have to complain about raising money in every article written about fundraising? Wait ’til he has to cut $20 mil from the city’s budget. There will be no end to the whining.
Larry Williams reported raising $6,515 (including a $1,000) loan. He raised $35,794 overall. Like Kathleen, Williams’ numbers represent a bygone era when raising 35K meant something.