Matt Hudson, Kathleen Passidomo boost campaign coffers in May

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Matt Hudson continues to build his campaign coffers, raising nearly $25,000 toward his Senate District 28 campaign in May.

State records show Hudson raised $24,945 in May. “Making the Right Call for Florida,” the fundraising committee backing Hudson’s campaign, took in an additional $9,000 in the one-month fundraising period.

Top contributors to Hudson’s campaign included Southeast Toyota Distributors, Colonial Interstate Investment, First Coast Conservatives, and Solarus Enterprises, LLC. Each of those groups gave Hudson’s campaign $1,000.

The Naples Republican’s political committee received a $5,000 donation from Florida Blue and a $2,500 donation from “Floridians for a Stronger Democracy.”

Since jumping into the race in January 2015, Hudson has raised $454,014 and spent $93,863. His campaign has more than $360,000 cash on hand.

His political committee has raised $851,026 since it was created in 2013. The committee has spent $205,272 since 2013, and has more than $645,000 cash on hand.

While Hudson has built up a significant war chest, his opponent out-raised him during the one-month fundraising period.

State records show Kathleen Passidomo, also a Naples Republican, raised $38,015 in May.

Top donors to her campaign included Automated Health Care Solution, Palm Beach Kennel Club, the Florida OB/GYN PAC, and the Florida Optometric PAC. Each of those organizations gave Passidomo’s campaign $1,000.

“Working Together for Florida PAC,” the political committee backing Passidomo, earned $7,500 in May, bringing its total fundraising haul to $158,000. The political committee has more than $132,000 cash on hand.

Since opening her campaign account in November 2014, Passidomo has raised $424,351. Her campaign has more than $283,000 cash on hand.

Hudson and Passidomo are battling it out to replace Garrett Richter in the Florida Senate. Richter, also a Naples Republican, can’t run for re-election again because of term limits.

No Democrat has filed for the seat. Hudson and Passidomo will face off in the Aug. 30 election.

Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster


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