Jason Pizzo continues to power his primary challenge to state Sen. Daphne Campbell, as he now sits on more than $103,000 cash on hand. That’s according to new fundraising information filed with Florida’s Division of Elections.
Pizzo, a former prosecutor, added more than $40,000 in May alone, though $25,000 of that came from a loan by Pizzo to his campaign.
As highlighted last week by Florida Politics, Campbell is working hard to fight off Pizzo’s primary challenge. Campbell spent more money than she raised in May, taking in less than $13,000 while spending just over $15,000. That leaves her with just under $30,000 available.
Pizzo has picked up a large number of endorsements in the race for Senate District 38, including mayors and current state representatives. He also earned the support of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the nation’s largest public employee trade union.
SD 38 covers a piece of eastern Miami-Dade County which includes Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Golden Beach, Biscayne Park and Miami Shores.
The two also faced off in 2016, along with four other challengers. Campbell came out on top by just over 2,000 votes in that election.
So far, the two are the only candidates filed to run in SD 38. The primary will be held Aug. 28, followed by the general election on Nov. 6.