Jimmy Patronis passes $5 million mark in fundraising - Florida Politics

Jimmy Patronis passes $5 million mark in fundraising

Jimmy Patronis has hit another fundraising milestone, crossing the $5 million mark in his campaign to hold onto his position as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer.

Patronis met the mark after a full accounting of August fundraising numbers. In total, his campaign raised nearly $230,000 in August. Patronis’ political committee, Treasure Florida, added about $350,000 on top of that.

He’s now raised more than $5.1 million between his campaign and committee overall.

Jeremy Ring, Patronis’ Democratic opponent, is lagging a bit behind when it comes to contributions. His campaign has earned more than $380,000 in total outside contributions. Ring has tacked on another $192,000 in loans to his campaign.

Ring’s political committee, Florida Action Fund PC, has pulled in nearly $700,000 as of Aug 24. Numbers for the final week of August have not yet been added to the Florida Division of Elections website.

Ring’s money deficit didn’t stop him from releasing an ad going after Patronis, calling him Florida’s “Chief Fraud Officer.”

That’s after Patronis accused a Democratic researcher of posing as Patronis to access his personal records.

Patronis was appointed to the CFO position in 2017 after former CFO Jeff Atwater resigned. He’s now Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.
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