That’s according to the latest fundraising reports filed with the Florida Division of Elections.
Asencio, the Democratic incumbent, pulled in $12,600 from Oct. 13-19. That was mostly due to multiple $1,000 donations from various political committees and interest groups.
Asencio also burned through nearly $27,000 thanks in large part to a $20,000 advertising buy. The campaign also spent more than $3,300 on merchandise for advertising and an additional $2,500 on consulting services.
Rodriguez brought in $7,500 in contributions from from Oct. 13-19, leaving him about $5,000 short of Asencio. Rodriguez received $1,000 donations from Florida Blue and PhRMA, as well as a $500 contribution from Waste Management of Florida.
The Republican spent just over $19,000 during the same period. More than $18,000 of that was put toward campaign materials and canvassing.
All in all, Rodriguez is sitting on around $40,000, while Asencio’s campaign has just under $37,000 on hand.
However, Asencio is also aided by a political committee he chairs called Alliance for Prosperity PC. That organization hauled in another $12,500 during the period and has about $16,000 available.
HD 118 covers parts of Miami-Dade County including Tamiami and Kendall. Both Asencio and Rodriguez were unchallenged in their respective primaries.