Democratic candidate Clint Barras has beat out Republican Jim Mooney for the second straight period, as Barras added more than $43,000 to his campaign account from Sept. 5 to 18.
Mooney raised more than $15,000 through his campaign and another $3,000 through his political committee, Friends of Jim Mooney. Both candidates are seeking to replace term-limited Republican Rep. Holly Raschein in House District 120.
The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) contributed $15,000 to Barras’ bid, helping inflate his money totals for the two-week period.
Still, Barras courted $28,000 from additional donors, enough to nearly double Mooney’s haul. Barras tapped into out-of-state donors to help raise that cash. Just 22% of that $28,000 came from Florida donors. Only 6% of the 817 donations were from individuals listed as Florida residents.
Mooney collected $1,000 from two organizations associated with high-powered lobbyist Ron Book. Several beer distributors also kicked in $1,000. Gold Coast Beverage and two organizations connected to the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association each gave a maximum donation to Mooney’s campaign. Gold Coast beverage kicked in another $2,000 to Mooney’s PC as well.
Mooney has still raised the most money between the two. He has collected nearly $148,000 through his campaign