Is Corrine Brown‘s political career over? Her bleak campaign finance report suggests that’s the case.
The re-election campaign of Rep. Corrine Brown in the newly drawn Congressional District 5 is facing existential challenges. She faces 22 federal counts, the Florida Times-Union endorsed opponent Al Lawson, and her campaign has $24,700 on hand as of Aug. 10.
Brown’s money has come largely from PACs in the filing period between July 1 and Aug. 10, with donations also from Rep. Barbara Lee, and defeated Jacksonville City Council candidate George Spencer.
Lockheed Martin gave $1,000 in the most recent reporting period, and $5,000 in aggregate.
The General Electric PAC gave $1,000 in the most recent reporting period, raising them to $6,000 in aggregate.
Her spending has been more fitting of a state House race than a race for Congress, with $1,283 in “petty cash” standing out, and little in the way of paid media except for spots on a Jacksonville gospel radio station.
Her campaign has $17,175 in debts and obligations to external parties, and $53,300 in personal loans from the congresswoman.
The new filing of Al Lawson, her major opponent, is still pending.
But he had, as of the end of June, $171,000 on hand.