All of the three frontrunners in the Pinellas County District 4 race would be at a funding disadvantage in the general election.
The top fundraiser in the Republican primary, Johnny Johnson, brought in more than $120,000, but he’s spent most of it. If he wins the primary, Johnson will start his campaign against Democrat Mark Weinkrantz and two NPAs with only $8,805.11 in the bank.
“I have a strong support base, I don’t see that as a problem,” Johnson said.
Former State Representative Peter Nehr raked in $67,250, but only has $7,533.65 left.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers would fare the best in a funding battle with Weinkrantz. Eggers only raised $41,895, but has managed to hold onto more than $14,000 of it.
Weinkrantz has about $15,000 left. He raised a total of $28,016.74.
Carl Folkman, an NPA candidate will start this next phase of campaigning with about $6,000. Marcus Harrison has less than $1,000 left in his campaign.