Miami Gardens City Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro reported $4,100 raised in June as he competes for the open Senate District 35 seat.
Ighodaro’s June haul was tops for the month among the five candidates currently running for the seat. However, he still trails Rep. Shevrin Jones in overall money raised.
Since declaring his candidacy in late January, Ighodaro has earned just over $30,000. With less than $1,000 in expenses so far, he retains most of that going forward.
Jones earned just under $1,500 in June, placing him second in fundraising for the month. In total, he’s brought in nearly $73,000 to his campaign, and has about $20,000 available after expenses. His PC, Florida Strong Finish, has another $8,000 available.
Jones, the current representative for House District 101, is term-limited in that contest. He’s endorsed West Park Vice Mayor Brian Johnson to be his successor.
Former Sen. Daphne Campbell came in third in June fundraising for the SD 35 contest. Campbell pulled in $1,350. That follows the month of May where she raised more than $4,200, putting her on top for that reporting period.
Campbell previously represented District 38, but lost a primary challenge by more than 4,000 votes in 2018 from the current senator, Jason Pizzo. She’s earned more than $12,000 so far in her return bid, with the vast majority of that still on hand.
Former Rep. Cynthia Stafford was close behind Campbell, raising just over $1,100 in June. She’s pulled in less than $10,000 overall and has about $7,500 of that remaining.
Those four are all competing for the Democratic nomination in the SD 35 contest. The only Republican who has declared so far, Josue Larose, has not reported a single contribution since filing on March 18.
Larose was sanctioned for election fraud by the Florida Elections Commission after he lied about raising millions of dollars from made-up donors during a 2010 gubernatorial run.
The winner of the 2020 contest will replace Sen. Oscar Braynon II, who is term-limited.