Democrat Chris King raises a half million in April for gubernatorial bid

by | May 8, 2018

 

Democrat Chris King says his campaign for governor, along with his political committee, raised over $500,000 in April, much of that money coming from King himself.. The Orlando-area businessman, says $109,623 of that money was raised from contributions.

“As voters begin to tune into the governor’s race, our campaign is continuing to build support across Florida for Chris’s new leadership and fresh ideas,” said King senior adviser Omar Khan. “This race is wide open and we will have the necessary resources to share Chris’s bold, progressive message with voters who are hungry for change.”

The King campaign says it has raised more than $4.6 million to date and has $2.4 million cash on hand.

King is the latest Democrat to report their campaign finances for April.

Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine reported Monday that his campaign had brought in more than $2 million with some of that money coming from Levine’s personal wealth.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum reported raising $447,711 in contributions for April. A large chunk of that money came from Democratic billionaire contributor George Soros.

On the Republican side, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam leads all candidates — both Republicttan and Democrat — having raised a total of $29 million. His opponent, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, collected $7 million tp date.

The Capitolist’s HorseRace Index, which averages the polls taken to date using a weighted formula, shows Levine leading the field leading with an average of 19.3 percent, followed by former Congresswoman Gwen Graham with an average of 16.1 percent, Tallahassee Mayor Gillum with a 9.5 percent average and  King with a 3.2 percent average

On the Republican side of the contest, the HorseRace Index shows  Putnam leading DeSantis by a slim .5 percent. Putnam has an average of 20.4 percent, followed by DeSantis with a 19.9 percent average.

 

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