Philip Levine brings in $2 million in April - Florida Politics

Philip Levine brings in $2 million in April

Philip Levine

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine continues to bank money ahead of the August Democratic primary for governor.

Per a media release from his campaign Monday, Team Levine “topped $2 million in April fundraising through its campaign account and affiliated political committee, including the Mayor’s continued matched investments in the campaign.”

The release touts Levine as leading the race, with a six-point lead in an independent poll, and “five regional offices and counting.”

“As we enter the critical two months before primary ballots drop, our campaign has built on its momentum, strengthening our lead in the polls, fundraising, and grassroots energy,” commented Christian Ulvert, senior adviser.

“April’s numbers and our latest polling only further indicate that our campaign is prepared to win in August and November,” Ulvert added, “and bring the progressive change necessary to move the state of Florida forward.”

Levine leads the pack on the Democratic side, though two candidates haven’t shown April tallies yet.

At the end of March, Gwen Graham was in second place with about $6.5 million raised followed by Chris King with $4.1 million. April figures for both campaigns are pending

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has reported for April, and while his campaign is picking up donor momentum, he still trails the field.

Of course, all of the Democrats are staring up at the Republican cash leader.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam had his own $2 million month, putting him near $29 million raised.

Putnam’s primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, had raised just shy of $7 million as of the beginning of April, with $6.5 million at the ready.

Richard Corcoran, a potential gubernatorial candidate who teased a big announcement on Thursday, had raised about $6.8 million in his Watchdog PAC with roughly $2.2 million on hand at the beginning of April.

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