Rebecca Negron boosted her campaign coffers in the second quarter of 2016, raising more than $283,000 for her congressional campaign.
The Stuart Republican’s campaign announced Thursday Negron raised $283,715 during the three-month fundraising period. The haul marked her strongest fundraising period to date, and brought her total to $912,820.
“I truly appreciate all of the support my campaign has received, from local citizens who share the same concerns about our community, to national groups who understand the need for strong, conservative voices in Congress,” said Negron.
She has been bolstered by strong support from female Republicans and the pro-life Susan B Anthony List. She has received endorsements from Value in Electing Women PAC, Maggie’s List, the Palm Beach County Benevolent Association, and Florida Parents Against Common Core.
Notable contributors include former Ambassador John Rood, Rep. Tom Rooney, and conservationists Nathaniel Reed and Paul Tudor Jones.
That support from conservationists could be critical in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The Treasure Coast has been plagued by blue-green algae. The bloom has clogged waterways and even forced some communities to close their beaches.
Negron — the wife of Senate President Designate Joe Negron, who has made water quality a top priority during his time in office — released an advertisement this week, calling on congressional leaders to take action to help the region.
“This makes us mad. We complained about it, and Washington did nothing as our waterways grew sick,” she said in the 30-second spot called “Send the Water South.”
Negron continues by saying it the “time for talk is over.”
“Complete the Hoover Dike. Expedite construction of the C-44 reservoir. And send the water south, as God intended,” she is heard saying. “Because the truth is, doing nothing means there may be nothing left.”
A registered nurse, Negron will face Carl Domino, Mark Freeman, Rick Kozell, Brian Mast, and Noelle Nikpour in the Aug. 30 Republican primary.