Debbie Mucarsel-Powell nets another strong fundraising month

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Mucarsel-Powell leads in overall fundraising and cash on hand.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell raised another $195,000 in the latest filing period and has more than $2.8 million on hand for her reelection bid in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.

Mucarsel-Powell has out-raised Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez in three straight reporting periods.

She spent $126,085 on her campaign this filing period and has spent $1,278,331 overall.

Mucarsel-Powell is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Giménez, who is term-limited in Miami-Dade, is one of two Republicans running for the nomination. He raised $121,000 and spent $98,000 in the latest filing period, and he has $882,000 left on hand.

Giménez, who previously served on the Miami-Dade County Commission and as chief of the Miami Fire Department, paid $69,150 to Dark Horse Strategies for digital services and $12,000 to Quantum Results for consulting in the latest filing period. 

Omar Blanco, the former president of Miami-Dade Firefighters and Paramedics Local 1403, is the third candidate in the district. He raised $8,971 in the latest filing period. Blanco spent $30,989 in the latest filing period, and he’ll have $45,129 in cash remaining as the Aug. 18 primary approaches.

Blanco paid The Whitson Group $7,211 for digital consulting and $8,000 to Groundswell Strategies for an absentee ballot phone bank.

Candidates and committees faced an Aug. 6 deadline to report all financial activity through July 29.

Andrew Markoff, Mucarsel-Powell’s campaign manager, said the fundraising totals prove his candidate’s viability.

“As Carlos Giménez burns through special interest cash as fast as he can find it, Congresswoman Mucarsel-Powell’s dominant fundraising continues to show that South Florida voters want a proven fighter for their community in Congress, not a corrupt politician.”

The 26th Congressional District encompasses Monroe and parts of southern Miami-Dade counties.

Spencer Fordin

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 [email protected]


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  • Sonja Fitch

    August 7, 2020 at 6:29 am

    Vote Blue for you and me!

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