Strong September fundraising for Northeast Florida Senators - Florida Politics

Strong September fundraising for Northeast Florida Senators

Though neither Aaron Bean nor Audrey Gibson face meaningful competition for re-election next year, the two Northeast Florida Senators are leaving nothing to chance when it comes to fundraising.

In a month where Hurricane Irma waylaid many pols’ plans, both Senators had strong months in the realm of campaign finance.

Bean, a Republican who represents Nassau County and part of Duval, brought in $33,000 in hard money — much of that off the strength of a high-profile fundraising event late last month.

Notable about Bean’s haul: all but $1,000 of it came from Florida addresses, and much of it from his Senate district.

Among this month’s Bean Team donors: current Jacksonville City Council candidate Matt Carlucci and incumbent Duval County School Board member Scott Shine.

Bean has just over $62,000 cash on hand.

Though Sen. Gibson’s September haul of $12,000 was less than Bean’s, Gibson’s efficient operation closed out September with nearly $80,000 on hand — plenty of cash for a candidate with no primary opponent and a no-hope write-in in the general election.

Democrat Gibson, who represents the parts of Duval that Bean doesn’t, raised that $12,000 from thirteen checks.

Among Gibson’s donors: four Disney affiliates, Waste Management, Verizon, Comcast, and the Alliance for Honest Government.

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