Incoming Senate President Wilton Simpson raised more than $390,000 through his political committee last week, new finance reports show.
The $390,350 haul came in across 10 checks, including a pair of $100,000 contributions from political committees linked to the Associated Industries of Florida — Florida Prosperity Fund and The Voice of Florida Business.
The Trilby Republican’s committee, Jobs for Florida, also received $50,000 contributions from political committees Floridians for Economic Advancement, Liberate Florida and Direct Action Fund.
The new finance report is Jobs for Florida’s biggest since January shows — and the funds reported all landed over the course of a week rather than a month.
Outside of the transfers, those committees did not report any income for the week.
Jobs for Florida finished the reporting period with $1.16 million on hand. It has raised just shy of $16.5 million since Simpson established it seven years ago.
Meanwhile, Future Florida and Florida Green PAC had a combined $2.2 million on hand.
Republicans hold a 23-17 advantage in the state Senate and only two districts — SD 9 and SD 39 — are viewed as potential pickups for Florida Democrats. Even if they were to pick up both seats, Simpson would take over as Senate President following the election.