The May numbers for “First Coast Values,” a political committee associated with 4th Circuit State Attorney Republican challenger Melissa Nelson, augur well for her campaign.
The political committee’s first month of fundraising brought in $108,500, of which $50,103 was spent.
Of that money, $80,000 came from three donors, all attorneys.
Ellen Fitzsimmons, general counsel for railroad company CSX, gave $50,000.
George “Buddy” Schulz, of the Jacksonville law firm Holland and Knight, gave $25,000.
Scott Cairns of McGuire Woods (Nelson’s firm) gave $10,000.
Multi Media Services, got $50,000 of the May spend, for a big-ticket ad buy that started running in the Jacksonville media market in May.
The entire 4th Circuit, which includes Duval, Nassau, and Clay counties, is encompassed by that media market.
Nelson’s May fundraising numbers are not in for her campaign account as of Wednesday afternoon. However, she has a steep hill to climb.
As of her April filing, incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey has over $200,000 on hand.