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Javier Fernandez edges out Ana Maria Rodriguez in latest campaign finance reporting period

Fernandez trails Rodriguez in overall fundraising in race for Senate District 39

Democratic Rep. Javier Fernandez took a modest edge over Republican Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez in the latest funding period for Senate District 39.

Fernandez, who represents House District 114, raised $16,793 from June 13 to June 26 and has raised a total of $209,047. Fernandez has spent $66,737, leaving more than $142,000 on hand.

Florida Future, a committee affiliated with Fernandez, raised $21,500 in the latest filing period and has raised $551,725 overall. Florida Future has spent $342,619. Between the two accounts he has more than $350,000 on hand.

Rodriguez, the representative for House District 105, raised $9,000 in the latest filing period, but has banked a total of $427,999 and has more than $201,000 on hand.

Her political committee, Ethics and Honesty and Government, did not raise anything in the period between June 20 and June 26 but has raised $446,750 overall. 

Ethics and Honesty in Government has spent $160,000 thus far. Between the two accounts, Rodriguez has $287,000 on hand.

There are two other candidates filling out the field.

Dan Horton-Diaz, a former District Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, will contest the Democratic primary against Fernandez on August 18.

Horton-Diaz raised just $333 in the latest filing period and has raised $16,779 overall. The Horton-Diaz campaign has spent $5,865 of the money it has raised, leaving about $11,000 in the bank.

Mucarsel-Powell chose to endorse Fernandez over her former staffer.

The final candidate, Celso Alfonso, is a non-party affiliated candidate.

Alfonso has raised just $2,000 in loans, and the campaign has spent $1,224, leaving less than $800.

Senate District 39 consists of Monroe County and south-western parts of Miami-Dade County.

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Spencer Fordin grew up in Port Washington, N.Y. and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. Before working for FloridaPolitics.com, he spent 16 seasons with MLB.com and nearly three years as a general assignment reporter in the Cayman Islands. You can reach Spencer at SpencerFordin@gmail.com.

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