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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell announces $450,000 raised in first quarter

Mucarsel-Powell’s committee says it still has $420,000 on hand.

In her first fundraising period since becoming a member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell announced that her campaign has raised more than $450,000.

Those totals cover the first quarter of 2019. Her campaign says Mucarsel-Powell’s committee, Debbie for Congress, has $420,000 still on hand.

Jose Aristimuño, a spokesperson for the committee, issued a statement on the fundraising numbers.

“We are thrilled to see that our campaign has kicked off so strongly and is gaining momentum as Congresswoman Mucarsel-Powell continues to fight for the people of South Florida,” Aristimuño said.

“Just in her first 100 days in office, Debbie has voted to ensure we protect our children through common sense gun reform, provide a path to citizenship for DACA and TPS holders, take dramatic step towards ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work, and ensuring that we increase humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people.”

The Federal Election Commission website is not yet updated with Mucarsel-Powell’s latest numbers. The committee says more than 90 percent of individual contributions were less than $100.

Mucarsel-Powell ousted GOP U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo in 2018 to take the seat in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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