Democratic state Rep. Victor Torres is putting some last-minute light between him and Kissimmee businessman Bob Healy in last-month advertising for the Florida Senate District 15 primary.
Torres, who has always had a commanding war chest compared with Healy, dropped $33,000 on advertising in the first couple weeks of August and still had $87,000 more cash left than Healy on Aug. 12, the last date for which campaign finance reports are posted in the race.
Torres, a retired police officer and bus driver, raised $23,000 for his campaign in the first 12 days of August, compared with $12,000 for Healy, the funeral director. That leaves Torres with $156,000 raised and $126,000 left. Healy has raised $36,000 and lent $20,000 to his campaign, leaving him with $39,000.
Republican nominee Peter Vivaldi awaits the winner of Tuesday’s primary.