Jimmy Patronis outraises Jeremy Ring tenfold in early October
The Panama City Republican was appointed to the CFO job last year by Gov. Rick Scott and is the lone incumbent Cabinet member running for re-election in the fall.
He’s up against Democrat and former state Sen. Jeremy Ring, who raised about $41,000 between his two accounts during the weeklong reporting cycle.
Hard money accounted for $131,000 of Patronis’ $493,000 haul. That cash came in across 107 contributions with the average donor chipping in $1,223. The donor sheet included 28 contributions measuring in at $3,000, which is the maximum allowable campaign contribution for a statewide election.
The campaign dollars were paired with $362,000 in committee cash and included a $125,000 check from Florida Prosperity Fund, a political committee tied to business group Associated Industries of Florida, and $100,000 from Florida Jobs PAC, which is tied to the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber endorsed Patronis for a full term back in May.
The inflow was outstripped by spending, which has ramped up considerably during