Parties continue to push Jason Brodeur, Joy Goff-Marcil in SD 10
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The battle is for new SD 10 covering Seminole County and north Orange County.

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.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected].


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