Dem Bests GOPers In Florida Swing District Fundraising


Democrat Alex Sink has far out-fundraised her Republican opponents in the special election for the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young’s (R-FL) congressional seat.

Sink, the former Florida gubernatorial candidate, raised $1.1 million so far in the special election. Of that haul she has $1 million cash on hand, more than the Republicans also running in the seat, according to The Washington Post on Thursday.

Meanwhile, state Rep. Kathleen Peters (R-FL) announced raising just $170,000 with $18,000 cash on hand. Republican David Jolly said he raised $338,000 with $142,000 cash on hand.

In 2010 Sink narrowly lost the governor’s race to now-Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).