Republican Sen. Jason Brodeur and Democratic Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil continue to receive strong party support for their likely General Election showdown in Senate District 10.
Brodeur, seeking a second term in the new district, pulled in more than $30,800 in in-kind campaign support from the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee in May. That’s on top of the $32,937 in donations he raised for his campaign.
Goff-Marcil, seeking to move up to the Senate after two terms in the House, drew $19,350 in campaign support from the Florida Democratic Party in May. That’s in addition to the $12,289 she raised for her campaign.
In both cases, the party support comes in the way of staffing and fundraising help, setting up the candidates for a high-stakes, high-profile fall battle.
The pair are battling for the new SD 10 covering Seminole County and north-central Orange County, including Maitland and Winter Park. Brodeur won in the old Senate District 9 when it covered a slightly redder area that took in southern Volusia County instead of north-central Orange. Based on the past couple of General Elections, the current district should have a slight Democratic lean.
Brodeur, of Sanford, is far ahead in the money chase. Going into June, his official campaign had raised $218,000 and had about $57,000 in the bank. That’s after Brodeur spent $52,594 in May, mostly on political consulting.
He also has two independent political committees. His Citizens for Solutions raised $17,348 in May and spent $19,572, mostly on political consulting. That committee has raised $394,318 overall and entered June with about $275,000 in the bank. His Freedom and Liberty Fund showed almost no activity in May. It has raised $52,000 overall and entered June with about $39,000 in the bank.
Goff-Marcil, of Maitland, has raised only $34,792 in outside contributions in her three months in the campaign. That’s about the same amount as the in-kind help she’s received from the Democratic Party over that period. Her campaign entered June with about $30,000 in the bank.
She has an independent political committee, Joy for Florida, which picked up $11,060 in May. It entered June having raised almost $20,000, and with about $17,000 in the bank.