GOP nominee Neal Dunn likely has the win for the 2nd Congressional District in the bag, but that’s not stopping him from raising money.
Federal Election Commission “48-hour notices” show contributions this month from the Holland & Knight law firm’s Committee for Effective Government ($1,000) and the Action Committee for Rural Electrification ($2,500).
Such notices are required when the amount is $1,000 or more and is received within 20 days of an election.
His two-year summary shows $1.2 million in contributions and $565,000 he lent the campaign. Dunn now has $56,165 in cash on hand.
Dunn, a Panama City urological surgeon, faces Democrat Walt Dartland, Libertarian Rob Lapham, and a write-in.
Dartland, to compare, has raised $107,552, including a $50,000 loan, FEC records show. That’s 6 percent of Dunn’s haul.
The district was redrawn recently after a court-ordered redistricting into a heavily conservative seat.
Incumbent Gwen Graham, a Democrat, said she would not seek re-election after one term and is instead thinking about running for Florida governor in 2018.
Dunn specializes in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer and is an Army veteran, according to the campaign. He also is on the board of directors of Enterprise Florida, the state’s public-private economic development agency.