The two are competing to replace Manny Diaz in House District 103.
After pulling in $16,250 Oct. 13-19, Mingo has just over $30,000 on hand. That compares to just over $12,000 for Polo, who earned $2,605 during the same period.
Polo’s contributions were mostly from smaller donors, giving between $10 and $250. She did receive a pair of $1,000 donations as well. One came from The Florida Education Association Advocacy Fund, while the other was given by a data scientist in California.
Polo actually did outraise Mingo during the previous reporting period, earning more than $16,000 to Mingo’s $12,400.
Mingo has also been blowing through his available cash in the closing weeks of the campaign, dropping more than $76,000 since Oct. 6. Polo has spent just over $16,000.
For Mingo, more than $52,000 was spent between Oct. 13 and Oct. 19. The campaign spent $25,000 of that on buying TV time, with an additional $3,000 going toward production of TV ads.
Mingo also dropped more than $13,000 on a direct mail campaign.
Polo spent more than $6,000 during the same period, with $2,900 going toward canvassing costs and another $3,100 going toward mailers.
Mingo is also boosted by a political committee he chairs called Keep Government Accountable (KGA). That group brought in $5,000 from Oct. 13 to 19 and spent nearly $10,000. The committee maintains nearly $17,000 cash on hand.
HD 103 has been represented by Diaz, a Republican, since 2012. Diaz is now running for the state Senate in District 36.
Diaz did face a tough challenge in 2016, however. He held on to his seat by just over 5 percentage points, defeating his Democratic opponent, Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich.
That 5-point gap could be closed if Democratic turnout ramps up big this cycle. But Polo will need to overcome Mingo’s deep pockets to do it.