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Putnam Outraising Corcoran, Latvala

Andrew Gillum’s fundraising remains tepid.

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Zach C. Cohen
Nov. 9, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (R) “in October pulled in more than $600,000 to his committee, Florida Grown, and more than $1.1-million between his committee and his actual campaign account.

State House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R) raised “less than $370,000 in October.”

State Sen. Jack Latvala (R) “raised about $235,000 in October.” (Tampa Bay Times)

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s (D) “gubernatorial campaign said it brought in about $80,000 last month. … [B]ut his committee saw negative fundraising in October” thanks to a refund.

“His political committee, Forward Florida … spent about $64,000 last month, including a $60,000 contribution to the Florida Democratic Party and a couple thousand more for travel expenses related to the party’s annual state conference held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. The tally, posted on the committee’s website, shows it with $31,309 in the bank as of Oct. 31.” (Florida Politics)

HITS KEEP COMING. “A rules complaint was filed Wednesday against … Latvala. … Because the complaint is initially confidential, the details about what it pertains are unclear.” (Florida Politics)

PANIC BUTTON. “Putnam took the Democratic victories in Virginia, New Jersey and elsewhere as a ‘wake-up call,’ and wants his campaign to convince grassroots voters that Florida’s conservative-principled prosperity is at stake.” (Florida Politics)

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