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Senate Republican committees post major fundraising numbers

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Republican state Sens. Jack Latvala and Joe Negron may have posted big-time fundraising numbers last month, but they weren’t the only Senate Republicans raking in contributions. The political committee supporting Bradenton Republican state Sen. Bill Galvano for Senate president brought in $207,500, its best fundraising performance since February, and it only took 10 contributions to hit that mark. Innovate Florida’s biggest contributions came from the U.S. Sugar Corp. and Florida Power & Light topped the list, each giving $50,000, with…

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Top Senate Republicans bring in committee cash for August

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Political committees for top Senate Republicans have started to bring in cash again after the trio of sessions kept a lock on fundraising for most of the last five months. Clearwater state Sen. Jack Latvala’s political committee, Florida Leadership Committee, brought in the most money last month with a $251,000 performance, though there was still plenty of money to go around. Not including Latvala’s haul, Republican senators brought in about $500,000 through political committees in August. State Sen. Wilton Simpson…

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