Study: Political Campaigns In Fla. Raise Nearly $13 Million In One Week

Florida political campaigns — for candidates on both the state and national level — raised a staggering $12.8 million in one week, according to a new study from the Tampa Bay Times.

The Times calculated the fundraising haul for Florida political candidates and political committees, as well as money donated by Floridians to President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and their super PACs, from June 24 until June 30.  

While the nearly $13 million, one-week total dwarfs the entire amount raised by previous campaigns, the actual number could be even higher.  In its analysis, the Times excluded campaign contributions county-level candidates and donations made to third-party groups, which aren’t legally required to disclose their donors.