Javier Fernandez continues strong fundraising spree in HD 114

Javier Fernandez

Democratic state Rep. Javier Fernandez continued a strong series of fundraising periods, with the newest reports showing him against heavily outraising his Republican challenger, Javier Enriquez.

The incumbent has easily outraised Enriquez in each of the last three reporting periods. That’s a change-up from last month when Enriquez appeared to be keeping pace with Fernandez.

Fernandez earned an assortment of individual contributions Oct. 13-19, the latest period filed with the Florida Division of Elections.

Fernandez also got support from multiple political committees, such as Our Florida, South Florida Citizens for Justice, and various groups representing Florida hospitals.

In all, Fernandez pulled in just over $30,000 while spending just $5,000. That $5,000 went entirely toward a web management and marketing consultant in Washington, D.C.

Enriquez earned $2,350 during the same period, while spending nearly $30,000.

Most of that donation money came from a pair of $1,000 checks from real estate groups. As for Enriquez’ expenditures, more than $15,000 went to telephone marketing costs, nearly $9,000 went to canvasing costs, and another $5,000 went toward media and website costs.

Fernandez is still sitting on about $60,000 with just over a week to go. Enriquez has just about $20,000.

Fernandez won the HD 114 seat in a special election back in May.

Ryan Nicol

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