Hans Tanzler, a Republican running in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, announced Tuesday his campaign has raised $556,000 in his first eight weeks as a candidate.
Tanzler’s campaign claimed it had exceeded its internal fundraising goal of $450,000 by the end of June.
“Our momentum is clearly growing, and we are very grateful for everyone who shares our vision of conservative reform for Washington and is contributing to the cause,” said Tanzler. “As I talk to voters in every corner of District 4, I hear over and over that people are tired of career politicians looking out for their own interests rather than the people they were elected to serve. I look forward to continuing to share our message of rebuilding our military and reining in out-of-control federal spending as the campaign moves forward. “
Burnishing his local credentials, the press release notes 92 percent of the donors are from within the confines of CD 4.
The district includes part of St. Johns County, Nassau County, and the portions of Duval County not allocated to CD 5.
The crowded Republican race in CD 4 includes Tanzler, former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, state Rep. Lake Ray, perennial candidate Deborah Pueschel, St. Johns County Commissioner Bill McClure, and Riverside PR man Stephen Kaufman.
The winner of this race will face Democrat David Bruderly in the general election, and whoever wins that race will succeed Ander Crenshaw in the seat.