Democrat Chris King puts up some respectable numbers for March in his bid for governor

by | Apr 9, 2018

The polls may show Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King in fourth place in a four person primary, but that didn’t stop the Orlando-area businessman from raising some respectable campaign dollars last month.

The King campaign announced Monday it raised raised $609,481 in the month of March, that includes $443,381 for his campaign account and $166,100 for his political committee.

“Democrats want a real progressive who rejects conventional politics and Chris continues to impress voters across Florida as he introduces himself to the electorate,” said Omar Khan, senior adviser for the King campaign. “As other candidates from the political establishment struggle to break through to the voters, Chris is amassing the resources that any candidate will need to compete in this wide-open race.”

To date, the campaign has raised $4.1 million and has $2.1 million in cash on hand.

The fundraising numbers released by King’s campaign follow the March fundraising announcements from his three Democratic opponents last week.

Philip Levine, Gwen Graham and Andrew Gillum released their March totals showing Levine leading the Democratic field reporting more than  $1 million in contributions, with $470,000 came from his own money.

Graham brought in more than $600,000 in the month of March, with about half of that going to her campaign and the other half to her political committee.

Gillum reported $336,116 for March. His campaign raised $125,366, while another $210,750 went to his committee.  

 

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