Final May fundraising numbers are in for the House District 113 race, and they show former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco with the lead in cash on hand.
As reported Monday by Florida Politics, attorney Kubs Lalchandani has pulled in the most money so far, bringing in more than $100,000 since February. He currently has more than $70,000 of that still available.
But in just one month of fundraising, Grieco managed to nearly match that $70,000 in outside contributions alone. He also added a $25,000 loan to his campaign, leaving him with more than $90,000 on hand.
An update to fundraising totals for Deede Weithorn, a third Democrat running for HD 113, shows she poured in a $50,000 loan to her campaign in addition to more than $3,000 in donations. That leaves Weithorn with about $77,000 to spend going forward.
All three Democrats hope those money totals are enough to help secure the nomination in HD 113. They’re gunning to replace current state Rep. David Richardson, who is running for Congress. Richardson, a Democrat, won his three previous elections in the district easily.
Jonathan Parker, the only Republican filed to run for HD 113 so far, did not present any fundraising information for May. However, he filed to run very late in the month, on May 29.
HD 113 covers a slice of Miami-Dade County including Miami Beach and North Bay Village.