$50K+ September spend for Paul Renner PAC; Richard Corcoran benefits

House Speaker-in-waiting Paul Renner‘s PAC, “Florida Foundation for Liberty,” exited September with less cash on hand than it had at the beginning.

Renner’s committee raised $7,748, while spending $52,032; all told, the committee has roughly $232,000 on hand.

The most interesting — and sizable — spend out of that $52,032 from the Palm Coast Republican’s PAC: $20,000 to the “Watchdog PAC,” which is associated with current House Speaker and all-but-declared GOP Gubernatorial candidate Richard Corcoran.

Jacksonville Republican Rep. Clay Yarborough‘s political committee, “Floridians for Conservative Values,” also came out ahead, with $5,000 of new September money from the Renner PAC.

“Conservatives for a Better Florida,” a new and thus far mysterious political committee based in Coral Gables, received $5,000 more.

Renner’s committee was also refunded $1,000 from the campaign account of Rep. Cord Byrd in September.

At this writing on Monday morning, Renner had yet to file September numbers for his campaign account.

Fundraising there has been modest: at the end of August, Renner had just under $32,000 on hand. But in a safe seat, safely ensconced on the House Leadership track, that’s not a pressing concern.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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