Brian Mast adds $1.2M for CD 18 bid, tops Pam Keith by nearly $400K

Republican Rep. Brian Mast has added another $1.2 million for his reelection bid in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. That gives Mast more than $5.2 million raised overall this cycle.

Democratic candidate Pam Keith showed nearly $840,000 raised during the newest period, which covered activity from July 30-Sept. 30. She fell about $400,000 short of Mast’s haul during the same span.

Keith emerged to take on Mast after defeating Oz Vazquez in the Democratic primary. As of Sept. 30, she’s raised just $1.1 million overall. That puts her more than $4 million short of Mast.

She’s also facing a big deficit in available cash. Mast holds more than $1.7 million as of Sept. 30 for the campaign’s final stretch. Keith retains just over $106,000 as of that date.

More than one-third of Mast’s fundraising total this period — $430,000 — came via WinRed, the online fundraising platform for conservatives. Friends of Matt Gaetz, the campaign committee for Rep. Matt Gaetz, shipped $2,000 toward Mast’s bid.

Mast also courted money from political committees belonging to several other House colleagues including Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Devin Nunes of California and Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania. AT&T’s PAC also

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