“A New Day,” the political committee of Jacksonville City Councilwoman Anna Brosche, raised $374,000 in January.
Brosche, a Republican, qualified for the Jacksonville mayoral campaign a month ago. Since she registered her committee on the state level, Monday’s report was the first look at soft money.
Her leading individual contributor: Delores Barr Weaver, who donated $25,000.
The bulk of Brosche’s money ($325,000) came from Floridians for Accountability and Transparency.
This political committee is chaired by Anthony Pedicini of Tamps; the money routed in this direction is Jacksonville money, however.
Former CSX CEO Michael Ward, having given $160,000, is the most active donor. CPA Jack Meeks and Associates gave another $50,000.
In addition to the money on the committee level, Brosche also has roughly $60,000 in hard money in her campaign account.
Mayor Lenny Curry has roughly $408,000 in hard money, essentially matching Brosche’s two accounts combined, and an additional $2.71 million in his Jacksonville on the Rise political committee account.
With fundraisers with First Lady Casey DeSantis and Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan last week, expect strong numbers in the next report.
Additionally, Curry has been helped by the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has committed over $200,000 to an ad buy featuring an endorsement from former Democratic Mayor Tommy Hazouri.
With no active Democrat running, Democratic backing is up for grabs in this race.
The chair of the local Republican Party on Monday castigated Brosche for courting Democratic support, a claim which her campaign framed as partisan.