Working for Florida’s Families, the political committee of Senate Appropriations Chair Rob Bradley, raised more than $100,000 for the third straight month in January.
The first month of 2018 saw $114,050 of new money come into committee coffers off 37 contributions, bringing it up to $1.650 million raised, with roughly $795,000 on hand.
Among those who donated $5,000 and over in January: Florida CUPAC; June Simpson, the wife of Tom Simpson, who the U.K. Daily Mail calls a “pharmaceutical billionaire”; Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association; Chief Executive Officers of Management Companies; United Health Group PAC; Floridian’s United for Our Children’s Future, a political committee seeded by Florida Crystals, Florida Power & Light, U.S. Sugar, and Sheldon Adelson; shopping mall magnate Syd Ghermezian; and Comprehensive Health Management.
Bradley’s two Republican Senate colleagues from Northeast Florida saw quieter January committee fundraising.
Florida Conservative Alliance, the committee of Fernandina Beach Senator Aaron Bean, brought in $19,000 in January, pushing the total to $105,000 on hand. That number was paced by $5,000 contributions from Comcast and TECO Energy.
Sunshine State Conservatives, the primary committee of St. Johns County’s Travis Hutson, brought in just $6,500 in January; it has $105,000 on hand. Hutson’s secondary committee, First Coast Business Foundation, brought in no January money and has just under $9,000 on hand.