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Putnam, Graham Lead Primary Opponents in Fundraising

King and Gillum each raised five figures last month.

Sept. 13, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (R) and former Rep. Gwen Graham (D) “continued last month to hold financial edges over their opponents in the 2018 race for governor, but a potential candidate — state House Speaker Richard Corcoran — is quickly building up cash, new reports show.”

“Putnam … brought in $313,565 for his campaign in August, while a closely aligned political committee, known as Florida Grown, raised $726,634.”

“Graham … raised $241,721 for her campaign in August, while an allied political committee, known as Our Florida, raised $119,547. … Graham’s campaign had $736,185 in cash on hand as of the end of the month, while Our Florida had nearly $1.72 million.”

Housing investor Chris King (R) “raised $34,533 for his campaign, while an allied political committee, known as Rise and Lead, Florida, collected $47,900. The campaign had slightly less than $1.1 million on hand as of Aug. 31, while the committee had about $572,000.”

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) “collected $60,855 for his campaign during the month, while a linked political committee, known as Forward Florida, raised $14,000, the reports show. The campaign had slightly more than $452,000 on hand as of Aug. 31, while the committee had about $153,000.” (News Service of Florida)

If Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) runs, “a committee called Fund For Florida’s Future is expected to back him and has more than $1.4 million in the bank.” (Palm Beach Post)

State Speaker Richard Corcoran (R), state Sen. Jack Latvala‘s (R), and Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine (D) and their allies also recently reported their fundraising.

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