Democrat Charlie Crist raised $353,473 during the third quarter of 2017, giving him more than $1.4 million cash on hand for his re-election campaign.
While still impressive, the pace is slowing down for one of Florida’s most prodigious fundraisers. The former governor raised a whopping $720,000 during the first quarter of the year, and followed up with more than $550,000 in the second quarter.
With more than a year before the 2018 midterm elections, Crist has yet to face an announced challenger in 2018.
Republican David Jolly could be that challenger.
Jolly has said that he will announce early next year if he will run again against Crist, who defeated him 52 to 48 percent last November.