Republican candidate Carlos Giménez is looking to make a run in the race many analysts are calling the closest congressional contest in Florida. But he’ll have to do so at a big money disadvantage.
The newest fundraising reports show Giménez raising less than 30% of what Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell managed to pull in during the period. Mucarsel-Powell added nearly $2 million from July 30 to Sept. 30. Giménez, the current Miami-Dade County Mayor, added less than $550,000.
Mucarsel-Powell was aided by a $230,000 influx from the House Victory Project. Hold the House Victory Fund also put $78,000 toward Mucarsel-Powell’s reelection bid in Florida’s 26th Congressional District.
Perhaps more concerning for Giménez were the expenditures for the period. Giménez spent nearly $790,000 from July 30 to Sept. 30. Mucarsel-Powell was able to drop more than $3.7 million.
Nearly $3.2 million of Mucarsel-Powell’s pot went to Screen Strategies Media as she flooded TV, print and radio outlets with ads pushing for another term. Mucarsel-Powell also spent nearly $237,000 with the Virginia-based firm 76 Words for digital ads and production costs.
Giménez sent more than $294,000 to American Media and Advocacy Group and another $73,000 to The