The Debbie Mucarsel-Powell campaign says the third quarter has been kind to the candidate, with $1.6 million in new donations pouring in to the Democrat’s coffers.
Mucarsel-Powell is attempting to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
The campaign says it received contributions from more than 70,000 unique donors. Numbers from the Curbelo campaign were not yet available on the Federal Election Commission‘s website.
Mucarsel-Powell came out ahead of Curbelo in the previous fundraising period, topping his numbers by more than $60,000.
The money race could be even more important than usual in the CD 26 contest. A recent report from Kantar Media cited by David Wright of CNN showed the CD 26 race tops in the country in terms of money spent on TV ads
Top 10 House races by TV ad spending:
1. FL-26: $16.9 million
2. WA-08: $16.7 million
3. CO-06: $16.6 million
4. CA-10: $15.04 million
5. ME-02: $14.8 million
6. TX-07: $14.5 million
7. VA-10: $14.3 million
8. PA-01: $13.9 million
9. IL-06: $13.7 million
10. CA-45: $12.2 million
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) October 8, 2018
A recent pair of Democratically-aligned polls, including one from the Mucarsel-Powell campaign, showed the same thing. A New York Times poll from last month had Curbelo ahead by 3 points, well within the margin of error.