While most sitting lawmakers struggled to keep up with newcomers in a first quarter in which they were in session most of the time, members of the GOP Senate leadership team did OK.
Incoming Senate President Don Gaetz as expected, had a more-than-respectable quarter, drawing just under $43,000 in donations during the quarter, and bringing his total re-elect haul to $472,260.
Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher, meanwhile, raised $26,650 during the first quarter, bringing his total in his re-elect bid for Senate District 6 to $428,315.
Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner raised $24,700 in the quarter and is closing in on $400,000 total for the cycle, with just over $397,000 raised.
As for those others who might be Senate President, Jack Latvla raised $11,950, bringing his overall total to $441,622. Joe Negron has a very healthy fundraising quarter, raising $42,800, bringing his over all total to $473,300.
Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this report.