Big spender, but Aaron Bean also raises nearly $12K in one week


Republican state Sen. Aaron Bean, whose Senate District 4 encompasses all of Nassau and part of Duval County, is already starting to spend big money on his re-election bid.

And — because it’s all about cash flow — that means the fundraising hasn’t stopped.

From Sept. 1-14, Bean raised $11,800 between his campaign account and that of his political committee, Florida Conservative Alliance.

Among the donors: PhRMA, Florida Health Care PAC, Council for Senior Floridians, Florida Home Builders Association, and Duke Energy.

Bean raised $7,500 of that for the committee, but over $13,000 went out the door, including donations for fellow GOPers Gayle HarrellDana YoungKelli Stargel, and Keith Perry — all of whom face tough Senate campaigns.

Despite the spend, the Florida Conservative Alliance has just under $90,000 on hand, and Bean has over $95,000 in his campaign account.

Moreover, Bean has comfortable leads over his opponents. Democrat Billee Bussard has roughly $7,000 on hand after raising $3,445 in the same two week period. Libertarian Joanna Tavares does not fundraise and has roughly $40 on hand.

The district is nearly half Republican.

With just over 360,381 registered voters, 174,580 Republicans and 100,307 Democrats call SD 4 home. The remaining voters are either NPA or third party, including 1,466 registered Libertarians.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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