April appears to have been a good month for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine, whose campaign announced it and Levine’s political committee raised more than $2 million dollars last month.
The campaign reported Monday that April’s fundraising includes money raised by the campaign account and Levine’s affiliated political committee, “About Florida.” It also includes ‘the Mayor’s continued matched investments in the campaign.”
The campaign’s senior advisor says that with April’s fundraising numbers and recent polls showing him leading the Democratic primary field, Levine “is best positioned to win in August and November.”
“As we enter the critical two months before primary ballots drop, our campaign has built on its momentum, strengthening our lead in the polls, fundraising, and grassroots energy,” commented Christian Ulvert, senior advisor. “April’s numbers and our latest polling only further indicate that our campaign is prepared to win in August and November, and bring the progressive change necessary to move the state of Florida forward.”
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 Andrew Gillum with a 9.5 percent average and Orlando-area businessman Chris King with a 3.2 percent average.
Earlier Monday, Gillum released campaign fundraising numbers showing he received $447,711 in contributions for April.
Graham and King have not yet filed their April fundraising report, but through March, Graham had raised $6.5 million and King $4.1 million.
On the Republican side, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam leads all candidates — both Republican and Democrat — having raised a total of $29 million. His opponent, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, collected $7 million tp date.