Matching funds buoy Ashley Moody re-election fundraising

Taxpayer funding amounted to more than half of her most recent weekly haul.

Attorney General Ashley Moody continues to marshal resources for November, raising almost $370,000 during the last full week of July fundraising — more than half of that sum coming from Florida taxpayers.

Moody, a Plant City Republican seeking her second term, raised $249,998 to her campaign account, spending under $35,000 between the week ending July 29. A full $232,428 of her weekly total came in the form of campaign matching funds from the state of Florida.

She added another $119,000 to the account of her Friends of Ashley Moody political committee during the same week, spending under $3,000.

All told, she has over $6.3 million cash on hand between the two accounts, positioning her well against whoever the Democrats ultimately nominate to oppose her.

Santa Rosa Beach lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder has been the most dynamic fundraiser in the three-candidate Democratic field.

During the week ending July 29, he raised a total of $21,816 between his campaign account and his political committee, Hold Tallahassee Accountable. Uhlfelder, the only Democrat who has said he’d take matching funds, had roughly $35,000 on hand as of that date.

A Monday press release asserted he took $129,446 in matching funds Friday as well.

Sen. Jason Pizzo and a political committee associated with Rep. Ben Diamond donated to Uhlfelder during the last week of reporting.

Former Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala showed some life in the week ending July 29, raising $9,375. She has roughly $18,000 to spend for the balance of the campaign. Palatka Mayor Terrill Hill was the biggest name donor she had for the week.

South Florida lawyer Jim Lewis reported no financial activity for the week ending July 29, and had under $2,000 on hand at that point.

Neither Ayala nor Lewis applied for matching funds, Uhlfelder’s campaign notes.

The Primary race is too close to call, with 56% of potential voters still making up their minds, according to a recent poll.

St. Pete Polls recently surveyed likely Democratic Primary voters for Florida Politics, and found Ayala and Lewis statistically tied, each with under 20% support. Uhlfelder came in third place, hitting just 9% in the survey.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Joe Corsin

    August 8, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Rug muncher and election thief Ashley Moody believed that the election was stolen…tried to file paperwork. Florida is run by criminal grifters. Just be lucky we aren’t all dead at this point.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 8, 2022 at 11:01 am

      Money well spent unlike the matching funds sent to “flip flopper” Crist. That money could be used to finance Corsin’s drug rehab.

      • Joe Corsin

        August 8, 2022 at 11:31 am

        ^ Stupid comment as usual from this deranged sub ape….

        • Impeach Biden

          August 8, 2022 at 11:50 am

          The Joe / Elliott show continue to post freely with no consequence from the left wing FP site

          • Elliott Offen

            August 8, 2022 at 11:55 am

            You are complaining about lack of free speech because supposedly your stupid comments aren’t being posted…but at the same time you are saying that other peoples comments shouldn’t be posted? What kind of deranged nonsense is this? The entitlement mentality is unhinged! Seek help for disorder!!!

          • Impeach Biden

            August 8, 2022 at 12:11 pm

            Fat Camnack, racist, nazi, terrorist, azzhole,sub ape are just a few of the words the Joe / Elliott show can post freely. Yet if anything remotely close to this gets thrown back the so called moderator throws out. There is no freedom of speech here.

  • Elliott Offen

    August 8, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    @Impeach Biden: So you think people shouldn’t be able to post the term “neo nazi” or “Fat Cammack?” What the hell kinda religious poo poo is that? Damn you really are a Christian fascist! Do the mental problems/dissonance come from the Christian fascism or does the Christian fascism result from the illness???

    • Impeach Biden

      August 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      Not sure where you are coming up with this Christianity thing. You
      must be an Islamic terrorist that probably infiltrated this country through the Southern Border.

  • Elliott Offen

    August 8, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    The Christianity thing comes from you saying that people shouldn’t even say “Fat Cammack.” Your personal standards as to how others should behave are rediculous. This is usually the attitude of Christians. Offended by everything and wish people would be punished who don’t adhere to their standards. Just azzholes basically. Should go jump in the lake because people don’t wanna hear the sht anymore.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Funny how some words are offensive and get deleted on this board yet you get to post freely with all of your garbage. Why don’t you jump in the lake but make sure you tie a 100lb weight so we don’t have to put up with your stupid rants.

      • Elliott Offen

        August 8, 2022 at 1:41 pm

        You sound like a hateful murderous terrorist. Also controlling. Why should everyone else leave and not you??? Children could be harmed by the violent and unhinged nature of your comments..

  • Ocean Joe

    August 8, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    As of 1:41, looks like Elliot got the last word, and the two have gone off to lunch together.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 8, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      I could care less who gets the last word.

  • Just a comment

    August 9, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Cornbread mafia became legal today

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