Ashley Moody committee raised $184K in April
Ashley Moody is cheering Florida’s slice of the Perdue pharma money pie. Image via Colin Hacklley.

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The committee Friends of Ashley Moody had about $1.15 million in cash on hand as of April 30.

As she prepares for a 2022 re-election campaign, Attorney General Ashley Moody’s political committee raised $184,600 in April, a newly filed finance report shows.

The committee Friends of Ashley Moody had about $1.15 million in cash on hand as of April 30. Moody has not filed paperwork to formally enter the 2022 race, but she is widely expected to run. As of Monday, no candidates have filed to run for Attorney General in the 2022 election.

Most of the money raised by her committee in April came in large chunks. They included $50,000 from Storm Ventures Group, LLC, an Arizona-based disaster management firm; $25,000 from Duke Energy; $15,000 from an Associated Industries of Florida PAC; $15,000 from a Florida Medical Association PAC; and $15,000 from a Florida Realtors PAC, according to the information posted on the state Division of Elections website. The committee spent only $2,411 in April.

State political candidates and committees face a Monday night deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through April.

The April report marks the third month in a row of six-figure hauls for the committee, following $153,000 raised in February and another $200,000 raised in March.

Before showing signs of life three months ago, the committee had been largely dormant since the onset of the pandemic. Friends of Ashley Moody’s best month in 2020 came in June when it raised $43,000.

Moody opened the campaign account ahead of her 2018 campaign and it has collected about $6.15 million in the four years since.

Other statewide elected officials have seen an uptick in contributions as the pandemic subsides. CFO Jimmy Patronis’ committee, Treasure Florida, raised about $412,000 through the first three months of the year.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, meanwhile, has piled on millions. The April report for Friends of Ron DeSantis alone shows nearly $14 million in new receipts and $31.65 million in the bank.

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